The UPMC Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., is one of the few centers in the United States to offer bone lengthening and reconstruction options for both adults and children.
We treat people from all over the U.S. with a variety of limb conditions, for both health and cosmetic reasons.
Our highly experienced team of physicians and support staff, including specially trained physical therapists, offer proven, leading-edge orthopaedic procedures using a variety of treatment methods including the well-known Ilizarov Method.
The UPMC Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center treats a variety of limb and bone conditions, for both health and cosmetic reasons.
Some of the conditions we treat are:
Many of these conditions are a result of other conditions, such as:
See treatment options at The UPMC Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center.
The UPMC Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center offers proven, leading-edge orthopaedic procedures using a variety of methods to treat limb and bone conditions.
Some of the many procedures we perform in the area of reconstruction and limb lengthening are:
Another treatment method we use at the UPMC Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center is the well-known Ilizarov Method, originally developed in Russia more than 50 years ago.
The Ilizarov Method of limb lengthening and reconstruction can be used on both adults and children.
The bone segments being treated can be lengthened by 15 to 100 percent of its original length.
These procedures are successful because the Ilizarov Method uses the body’s unique ability to regenerate new:
The regenerated bone segments are just as strong as other bones in the body and will not weaken over time.
Anton Plakesychuk, MD
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryKaufmann Medical Building 3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 1010Pittsburgh, PA 15213412-687-3900
Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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