Pediatric (and Adult) Limb Lengthening/Reconstruction

At the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics we have extensive experience treating children (and adults) undergoing surgery for limb lengthening, limb deformity correction or related orthopedic conditions. Common diagnoses that are treated include achondroplasia, congenital femur deficiency, fibular and tibial hemimelia, and Perthes disease. This includes care for patients with internal lengthening nails and external fixators.

The program includes highly-specialized one-on-one physical therapy up to five days a week for one to two hours as determined by the patient's needs with highly trained, experienced professionals in the areas of pediatrics, orthopedics and limb lengthening.

The Pediatric Program gym provides patients with a child-friendly atmosphere with activities such as crafts, toys, movies, and gaming systems. The patients also benefit from forming bonds with other children undergoing similar orthopedic procedures.

The clinic is located in the same building as the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Housing is available at the Hackerman-Patz House for children and their families with extended stays. Tutoring can be arranged through Baltimore City Schools if necessary.

For questions contact RIAOPediatricTherapy@lifebridgehealth.org or 410-601-0935.