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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Current as of||June 5, 2012|
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