The orthopaedic service sees cases with a wide variety of growth deformities. We are uniquely equipped with the technology and implants to manage these cases effectively.
On presentation cases undergo clinical assessment in concert with radiographs and CT of the limb(s).
A 3-D CT reconstruction of the deformed limb is created.
This allows the surgeons to plan precisely the correction technique needed.
In collaboration with University of Bristol Engineering Department stereolithography models of the limb are then manufactured.
Once formed, the bone models allow us to rehearse deformity correction on the patient and preassemble the frame / implants before surgical correction. This dramatically increases the speed of surgery and accuracy of correction.
Once fully prepared, our surgeons can operate to place the frame swiftly and precisely.
Over several months the device will be minutely adjusted daily, until complete correction is achieved.