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Limb reconstruction refers to techniques where the shape and
function, or length of a bone in the arm or leg is altered, due to
a problem from birth, or due to trauma.
Limb reconstruction surgery lengthens or straightens, or
'reconstructs' a bone or joint using an external fixator, or
An external fixator is attached to the bone by screws
and wires. By adjusting the frame, the limb can be
lengthened and/or straightened, joint deformity corrected and bone
that is missing, infected or abnormally formed be replaced.