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Patient Stories

The International Center for Limb Lengthening treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. You can scroll through the success stories of some of our patients below. You can also sort by condition or doctor using the drop-down menus. If you are a patient and you would like your story to be considered for this page, please fill out our testimonial survey via SurveyMonkey or print out a PDF copy of our survey form. Photos make your story more powerful. Please email digital photographs with your name, condition, and doctor name to RIAOPhotos@lifebridgehealth.org.

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Anicka using her treated hand to play with toys

Anicka

Club HandCzech Republic
Jeffrey at 10 surfing on a surf board in the ocean

Jeffrey

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaNew Jersey
Sue standing with Dr Janet Conway

Sue

Fracture, InfectionMaryland
Chandler smiling

Chandler

Achondroplasia, DwarfismArkansas
Melissa as a teenager standing with one leg brace and 2 canes

Melissa

Arthrogryposis, ClubfootHaiti and Michigan
Jackson jumping up high on the beach

Jackson

Perthes DiseaseCanada
Matt in midair shooting out of a swimming pool tube slide before his second surgery

Matthew

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaVirginia
Joyce with Dr. Noman Siddiqui

Joyce

Foot Arthritis, Foot DeformityMaryland
Carly wearing muddy clothes and showing off her muscles at Tough Mudder

Carly

Coxa Magna, Hip Dysplasia, Perthes DiseaseMaryland
Damaris with straight legs after treatment by X-ray of bowed leg before treatment

Damaris

Blount DiseaseNew Jersey
Katia with her parents at her college graduation

Katia

Congenital Femoral DeficiencySpain
Gavin with a cat

Gavin

Broken Ankle, Fracture, Pilon Fracture, TraumaMaryland
Emily as adult in white coat with Dr. Shawn Standard while doing PA clinical rotation at International Center for Limb Lengthening

Emily

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaNew York
Cannon playing at a playground after treatment

Cannon

ClubfootMaryland
Emma in a Girl Power t-shirt and helmet with a bicycle

Emma

Fibular HemimeliaFlorida
Gary holding up a fish he caught by a lake while wearing a walking boot

Gary

Cavus FootMaryland
Brooklynn with the Women’s U.S. National Para-Ice Hockey Team gold medal from the Para-Ice Hockey World Cup held in Ostrava in the Czech Republic

Brooklynn

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, RotationplastyOhio
Rachael at Save-A-Limb Fund Dinner with Dr. Herzenberg and Dr. Standard

Rachael

Perthes DiseaseMaryland
Charlotte riding in an hour bike ride for children

Charlotte

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaMassachusetts
Buruhan smiling

Buruhan

Dwarfism, Knock KneesUganda
Ally smiling giving 2 thumbs up

Ally

Posteromedial Tibial BowingMaryland
Chase in graduation cap and gown with his two sisters

Chase

Ankle Deformity, Ollier DiseaseMichigan
Sharon smiling while seated in a chair with an ankle boot on

Sharon

Ankle Arthritis, Total Ankle ReplacementMaryland
Picture from video of Dr. Janet Conway checking a male patient’s leg

Darrell

Fracture, NonunionMaryland
Christopher at College with straight legs of equal length

Christopher

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaIndiana
Mother and father discussing how their son was treated for clubfoot at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Kilian

ClubfootMaryland
Jadon posing in a champion stance atop a large metal heart sculpture at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Jadon

Perthes DiseaseNew York
Gracie holding a basketball and a medal after she was cleared to play basketball again

Gracie

Fibular HemimeliaArizona
Male patient with a limb length discrepancy discussing how he was treated at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Cole

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular Hemimelia, Limb Length DiscrepancyColorado
Andre having his ankle wrapped at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Andre

Ankle Arthritis, Total Ankle Replacement, Broken Ankle, FractureMaryland
Hannah with her parents after completing a half marathon in less than 2 hours in 2014–exactly 10 years after her first surgery in 2004.

Hannah

Dwarfism, HypochondroplasiaOregon
Preston on crutches on a baseball field with a medal and trophy

Preston

Perthes DiseaseNorth Carolina
Alena in a purple and black tulle costume making a peace sign and using a wheeled-gait trainer walking aid

Alena

Coxa Vara, Femoral Hypoplasia with Unusual Facies Syndrome, Hip DysplasiaWisconsin
Karie shares her leg-straightening story

Karie

BowlegsPennsylvania
Carly’s professional photograph with her standing in a yellow dress

Carly

Limb Length DiscrepancyOhio
Primo stretching

Primo

Fibular HemimeliaNew York
Dwarfism patient with an external fixator on her leg talking about her treatment at the International Center for Limb Lengthening during physical therapy

Hannah

DwarfismNebraska
CJ and his family discussing his treatment for congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

CJ

Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the TibiaMaryland
Leo smiling on his scooter after successful rotationplasty

Leo

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, RotationplastySpain
Cynthia, a patient of Dr. Janet Conway, smiling after treatment for bone infection

Cynthia

InfectionMaryland
Lisa with even legs by a copier at work

Lisa

Clubfoot, Limb Length DiscrepancyMaryland
Wyatt fishing at a lake while using a walker

Wyatt

Perthes DiseaseDelaware
Congenital femoral deficiency patient talking about her treatment at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Sierra

Congenital Femoral DeficiencyNew Jersey
Dr. Shawn Standard checking the hand of a boy patient who is wearing an external fixator on his arm in the International Center for Limb Lengthening clinic

Grant

Club HandDelaware
Julian, a patient of Dr. Christopher Bibbo, smiling after treatment for a broken ankle

Julian

Broken Ankle, Fracture, TraumaMaryland
Fibular hemimelia patient with an external fixator on her leg talking to Dr. John Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Liliana

Fibular HemimeliaMichigan
A news reporter presenting Emma’s story after she was successfully treated for Perthes disease at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Emma

Perthes DiseasePennsylvania
Patient with fibular hemimelia in a therapy pool at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Evan

Fibular HemimeliaMaryland
Dwarfism patient talking about her treatment at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Tricia

DwarfismMaryland
Ross smiling wearing a cast on one leg

Ross

Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular HemimeliaMaryland
Dwarfism patient with an external fixator on her leg during physical therapy at the International Center for Limb Lengthening

Brittany

DwarfismCanada
Gabby smiling

Gabby

BunionMaryland
Jacob enjoying fishing post-treatment

Jacob

Ankle DeformityVirginia