What is epiphysiodesis?

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Epiphysiodesis

Epiphysiodesis is a surgical procedure that stops growth by damaging 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.

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