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Chat with a Doctor

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Our doctors regularly hold online chat sessions to help people learn more about various conditions and available treatment options. You do not have to be a patient of the International Center for Limb Lengthening to participate. During a session, people log into a designated internet chat room and communicate in real time. The doctor is also logged into the chat room and answers people’s questions in the order they are invited to participate. Please note that this is not a private consultation. Everyone in the chat room can see the messages that the participants and the doctor type.

Please note that while the chat sessions cover a wide variety of topics, they do not cover every possible condition. Topics include: limb length discrepancy, congenital limb conditions (for example, fibular hemimelia, tibial hemimelia, congenital femoral deficiency, radial club hand, posteromedial tibial bowing, congenital pseudarthrosis and other conditions), achondroplasia, Perthes disease or abnormally short toes (brachymetatarsia).

Online Chat with a Doctor logo for the International Center for Limb Lengthening The chat sessions are held in the evening and generally last two hours. For the schedule and instructions about how to participate, please contact, specify which condition you would like to chat about, and write “chat” in the subject line of the email. You will also receive instructions to submit X-rays and/or pictures for the doctor so you will get feedback specific to you or your child’s case.