In this session, we will provide the tools to assess pediatric lower extremity deformity, with a focus on limb length discrepancy, angular deformity, and rotational abnormalities. At first, we will provide some background on lower limb development and how limb alignment and rotation change over the course of childhood. Then we will review clinical exam as well as radiographic assessment of children in whom we suspect limb deformity to be present. We will review some of the more common causes of these deformities, both acquired congenital. We will then discuss how to follow these children over time, as well as when and how to intervene.
This seminar focuses on orthopaedics and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Pediatric Lower Extremity Deformity: Assessment and Intervention,” on March 15, 2022.
Additional CHOP Resources:
- Division of Orthopaedics
- Limb Preservation and Reconstruction Program
- Upcoming Healthcare Professionals Events
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