Specialists in limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures

Do you have a significant limb deformity or a limb length discrepancy that bothers you? Do you have a fracture that is having trouble healing? Do your knees hurt and no one understands why? Often, problems like these are due to injury, illness, a developmental problem in childhood, or other medical issues. At Memorial Health University Physicians Orthopedic Care, we provide limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures using the most advanced surgical technology. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Balthrop, is trained in the latest techniques in limb salvage abs restoration and is committed to achieving the best outcomes possible for each of his patients.

Leading orthopedic surgeons, patient-centered care

Dr. Balthrop is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate care. We work closely with physical therapists, prosthetists, and other physicians to create personalized treatment plans focused on the complex needs of each patient. We concentrate on providing comprehensive patient education that enables every patient to make informed decisions and feel confident about their treatment options.

We perform numerous surgeries to straighten and lengthen bones and help problematic fractures heal. Sometimes it is possible to form new bone in cases of bone deficiency. We specialize in the correction of both upper and lower limb deformities, including issues caused by a wide range of issues like traumatic injuries, developmental deformities, infections, and other problems. We offer joint-sparing surgery options for arthritis of the hip, knee, and ankle. Our techniques are based on both established and novel approaches and utilize the most up to date technology to give our patients the broadest range of treatment options available.

State-of-the-art surgery for a range of underlying issues

Our surgeons provide limb lengthening procedures and treatment for a broad range of underlying conditions, including:

  • Developmental deformities
  • Unhealed fractures
  • Bone deformity following a trauma
  • Bone loss or deformity due to infection
  • Limbs shortening due to injury or trauma
  • Knock knees (genu valgum)
  • Bow legs (genu varum)
  • Arthritis of the hip, knee, or ankle
  • Short stature

Learn more about our treatment options

Limb length discrepancies and limb deformities can cause a number of medical issues, as well as mobility issues that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Today's surgical techniques and tools offer more options than ever. To learn more about limb salvage, restoration, and lengthening surgery and how we can help you, call Memorial Health University Physicians Orthopedic Care today at (912) 350-7412 to schedule a consultation.