Deformity Correction

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Children may experience orthopedic deformities at birth, while growing, or as a result of fracture or disease. These types of deformities can often be corrected as children grow. Our orthopedic clinicians are here to help you and your family through the process.

We provide surgical and non-surgical corrective methods to address issues as they arise. In every case, we are focused on using the most minimally invasive, effective techniques, and ensuring as quick a recovery as possible.


The most common musculoskeletal birth defect is clubfoot, which affects one in a thousand newborns. Males are twice as likely to be born with clubfoot than females. To treat this condition, we place the foot in a series of casts over 4 to 6 weeks to help guide growth in the right direction. This technique has an overall success rate of 90% and other treatment options are available if this minimally invasive approach doesn’t work.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia—a hip socket that doesn’t fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone—is the most common orthopedic disorder among newborns. Females are six times as likely to be diagnosed with hip dysplasia than males. Hip dysplasia affects 1 in 100 babies, and dislocation affects 1 in 1,000.  For treatment, we can fit an infant with a special harness that holds the ball of the joint in the socket for several months as the socket molds to the shape of the ball. Older children may need a body cast or surgery. Hip dysplasia is successfully corrected using this treatment 90% of the time and other treatments are available if needed.

Uneven Leg Length

When people of any age experience discrepancies in the length of their legs, we can address the issue effectively, by using minimally invasive surgery to implant an internal device operated by a remote control that lengthens the bone over time, while ligaments, tendons, and muscles stretch to meet the new length. No heavy and painful external devices are used.

Knock Knees and Bow Legs

Sometimes, legs growing too close together or too far apart get better on their own as a child grows. When they don’t, or when these conditions occur later in life due to injury or other reasons, the team at Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates is here with minimally invasive surgical procedures that reshape bones and realign limbs.

Deformities can also result from fractures that do not heal correctly. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, our expert team can help correct these deformities.