"Bone Lengthening" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Increase in the longest dimension of a bone to correct anatomical deficiencies, congenital, traumatic, or as a result of disease. The lengthening is not restricted to long bones. The usual surgical methods are internal fixation and distraction.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Bone Lengthening" by people in Profiles.
Life- and limb-threatening infections following the use of an external fixator. Bone Joint J. 2015 Sep; 97-B(9):1296-300.
Prospective comparison of subtalar arthroereisis with lateral column lengthening for painful flatfeet. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Jul; 24(4):345-53.