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Bone Lengthening

"Bone Lengthening" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Increase in the longest dimension of a bone to correct anatomical deficiencies, congenital, traumatic, or as a result of disease. The lengthening is not restricted to long bones. The usual surgical methods are internal fixation and distraction.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bone Lengthening" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Bone Lengthening" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
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