Limb reconstruction is the general term used for the treatment of complex limb fractures or the complications of fractures by modern orthopaedic techniques such as the use of the Ilizarov frame, modern bone fixation techniques with locked plating, advanced nailing techniques and healing promoting agents such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs).
The most common of these complications is non-union, where a fracture (broken bone) does not heal properly. Other problems include infection, delayed union, or healing in an incorrect position, also known as malunion. This malunion may result in deformities and shortening of the limb causing poor function.
At The London Orthopaedic Clinic we believe that the best way to avoid the complications of fracture care is to get it right first time, but if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a complication of fracture treatment, we have the expertise to deal with it.