What is the difference between Hemiepiphysiodesis and Epiphysiodesis?

The corrective osteotomy is used for acute correction, while the asymmetrical epiphysiodesis is a method of gradual correction involving temporal and permanent hemiepiphysiodesis. Among the various methods, percutaneous lateral hemiepiphysiodesis (PLH) is an ablation of a selected and limited area of the growth plate.

How does Epiphysiodesis work?

Epiphysiodesis is a procedure that fuses the epiphyseal (growth) plate – either temporarily or permanently – to cause growth arrest in the good leg. This will not instantly fix the leg length discrepancy. Instead, the leg length discrepancy slowly lessens as the shorter limb catches up.

What does Epiphysiodesis mean in medical terms?

Epiphysiodesis is a surgical procedure that stops growth by partially or completely removing the portion of a long leg bone in which growth occurs (epiphysis). This procedure may be used if a difference in leg lengths affects a child’s activities or causes uneven wearing of a joint.

What is guided growth surgery?

Guided growth, or hemi-epiphysiodesis (HEH me epi fissi oh DE sis), is a procedure that can be used to gradually correct angular deformities, such as “bowed legs” and “knock knees,” in children’s bones. Guided growth slowly straightens the bone by tethering (guiding) the growth plate on one side of the bone.

What is bone peg epiphysiodesis?

Epiphysiodesis is a pediatric orthopedic surgery procedure that aims at altering or stopping the bone growth naturally occurring through the growth plate also known as the physeal plate.

What should I expect after guided growth surgery?

The patient is allowed to put weight on the leg immediately after surgery and will be able to return to normal activities within 2 to 3 weeks. Contact sports should be avoided for 3 weeks. There may be some swelling in the knee after the surgery, so physical therapy is recommended for a few weeks to prevent stiffness.

Is there surgery to be taller?

Limb lengthening is a surgical treatment that corrects height proportion, balances the patient’s gait, and addresses aesthetic concerns. The process of limb lengthening requires time, patience, and precision.

What problems can leg length discrepancy cause?

Legs of two different lengths require children to change their normal posture and walking patterns. Depending on the degree of difference, leg-length disparities can lead to a variety of problems, such as functional scoliosis, and hip, knee, and ankle problems.

How long is Epiphysiodesis surgery?

Typically, the child/adolescent is placed under general anesthesia for about an hour for this minimally invasive surgery. A 1-inch (2.5-cm) incision is made and the growth plate is fused. Temporary epiphysiodesis is accomplished with eight-Plates or percutanteous epiphysiodesis with transphyseal screws (PETS).

How long does Scfe surgery take?

When treated early and appropriately, long-term hip function can be expected to be very good. Once SCFE is confirmed, your child will not be allowed to put weight on their hip and will probably be admitted to the hospital. In most cases, surgery is performed within 24 to 48 hours.

How long does guided growth surgery take?

The surgery is generally outpatient, but some may require an overnight stay. The incision is about 1 ½ inches, and surgery takes about 20 minutes for each plate.

What are the potential complications of epiphysiodesis?

Infection, bleeding, damage to the healthy leg, overcorrection of the discrepancy or not correcting the leg length discrepancy are all potential complications of epiphysiodesis. Life-changing results for children in need of limb deformity correction surgery and treatments.

What is epiphysiodesis and how can it help my child?

When children have a discrepancy in the length of their legs, the problems often persist or worsen over time as the child grows. One method for treating a severe leg length discrepancy is known as epiphysiodesis. This surgical procedure involves halting the growth of the longer leg in order to allow the shorter leg to “catch up” over time.

What are the different types of epiphysiodesis?

There are two types of epiphysiodesis: temporary hemiepiphysiodesis and permanent epiphysiodesis. Temporary hemiepiphysiodesis is also known as guided growth surgery or growth modulation surgery.

Is epiphysiodesis with stapling of the knee reversible?

This procedure is preferable to surgical epiphysiodesis, which is not reversible. Epiphysiodesis with stapling may also be considered in patients with valgus deformity of the knee, a common knee deformity with JIA.