Limb Deformity Program
The care of children with limb length differences and limb deformities is complex. As a child grows and changes, so does the deformity — exaggerating the difference in length or an abnormal bend or rotation of the arm or leg. The experts from the Limb Deformity Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) understand these complexities. They provide expert assessment of your child's congenital or acquired deformity of the leg, arm, hip, foot or hand; predict changes as your child grows; and offer surgical treatment options.
The Limb Deformity team uses the most cutting-edge diagnostic tools to plan for your child’s care. Our team will use the EOS Imaging System to assess your child’s condition. EOS is a low-dose, 3-D imaging system that scans your child standing up.
An EOS scan shows us your child's natural, weight-bearing posture and allows us to see the interaction between the joints and the rest of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, hips and legs. This provides us with the most accurate view of the musculoskeletal system, which is essential for proper diagnosis and personalized treatment planning.