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Limb Deformity Center

Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center

Limb deformity and leg length discrepancy are present from birth (congenital) or are acquired as a result of an injury, infection or tumor. These conditions affect the appearance and function of the limb, immobilizing patients and preventing them from carrying out normal activities. At Loma Linda’s Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center, our doctors understand that a limb deformity can lead to physical and mental impediments to feeling whole. With that in mind, the specialists at the Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center collaborate to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of each patient prior to determining a course of treatment.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s doctors offer cutting-edge techniques for children and adults with upper and lower extremity deformities. With our orthopedic specialists’ high level of expertise in deformity correction, the Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Center achieves the best possible patient outcomes by restoring mobility, improving function and decreasing disability.


Treatment depends on what limb has the deformity and the complexity of the deformity present. Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) offers surgical and nonsurgical treatments for limb defects including:

  • correction of angular and rotational deformities
  • correction of contractures
  • orthotics
  • prosthetics
  • rehabilitation
  • skin grafts and soft tissue flaps
  • tendon transfers
  • treatment of osteomyelitis and bone deficits
  • treatment of nonunions and malunions

Conditions and Treatments
Loma Linda University Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeons specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system for patients of all ages. The department treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions including:

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is located within the Professional Plaza Building on the LLUMC campus. The address is:

Professional Plaza, Building B
25455 Barton Road, Suite 102B
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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LLUMC’s Department of Orthopedics physicians specialize in surgery, research and clinical consultations. Their expertise and leadership produces better outcomes for patients, improving their mobility and quality of life.
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