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Posted by: Paul Badenhorst | 2009-07-16

Bone Extension

Good Day.

About 10 years ago I was involved in a motorcycle accident. My Femur DId not heal knit after 8 months , so the Bottom Screws were removed from my Femur. I still have an Pin in and a screw at the Top . This caused the bone ends to be moved closer together and the bone Knit. Now me leg is roughly 1 centimeter shorted.

Is there a way that this bone can be lenghtnned?

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Dear Paul
You should ask the orthopaedic surgeon about this. Sometimes they are able to do a bone transplant, but I'm not sure whether they can do it with you.

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