Technical Aspects and Nursing Considerations of Limb Lengthening

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Limb lengthening in children is a complex undertaking which involves a technically proficient surgeon, experienced nurses and a multidisciplinary health care team. The decisions surrounding a limb lengthening process in children require a thorough and individual approach. This article provides an overview of the detailed planning and implementation of the limb lengthening process. Included will be discussion of patient selection, surgical planning, nursing interventions and overall involvement of the health care team in the multidisciplinary approach.

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