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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.
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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