Gradual Deformity Correction with external fixation is used to reposition the bones in normal alignment to improve or gain function. This surgery is often performed on bones such as the Femur, Tibia, Humerus, and Radius/ulna. The corrections are performed over several weeks or months and may involve 1-2 surgical procedures to apply and remove an external fixator device. Your surgical plan will include a Distraction Phase, during which the bones will gradually be separated and aligned, as well as a Consolidation Phase, wherein the new bone starts to hardens and solidifies and finally a healing phase, in which the bone becomes strong enough for the external fixator to be removed. With advanced technology offered at CLLC, gradual deformity correction is less invasive and more comfortable than ever before.