Limb Deformity

Connecticut Children’s Division of Orthopedics specializes in the complex care and treatment of children with limb deformity, using minimally invasive or open surgical methods.

We treat a wide range of diagnoses, including:

  • Blount’s disease
  • Limb length inequality
  • Knock knees
  • Bowed legs
  • Multiple hereditary exostoses
  • Knee flexion contractures
  • Growth abnormalities from trauma
  • Growth abnormalities from tumors
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Achondroplasia

Why Connecticut Children’s

Limb deformity can affect a child’s ability to walk, and cause pain and discomfort. The orthopedic surgeons at Connecticut Children’s have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques, open surgical techniques and external fixation to improve limb alignment and equalize limb lengths. Our goal is to improve your child’s limb function and comfort for their growing years and into adulthood.

We use the most advanced methods and technology to help your child live their fullest, most independent life.

Connecticut Children’s Limb Deformity program is one of the few programs in the state to offer complex limb deformity correction using multiplanar external fixation. Our surgeons are the most experienced in Connecticut in the use of a minimally invasive, magnetically controlled internal lengthening device. And our Center for Motion Analysis – one of the nation’s premier centers for motion analysis – uses leading-edge technology to understand the impact of a limb deformity on a child’s walking pattern, and create a custom treatment plan.

Our Team

Janet Zahradnik, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Kristan Pierz, MD

Medical Director, Center for Motion Analysis

Philip Mack, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon