Limb reconstruction is a term that covers all sorts of treatments for injured or deformed limbs, many of them using external fixators. These are external frames fixed to the underlying bone using wires (or pins) and screws. Once in place they can be used to lengthen or shorten a limb, bring a fracture into alignment, correct a deformity or replace missing bone.
Limb reconstruction is a long, drawn out process that can last over a year and it can be another year before you start to feel the real benefits. However, it can heal fractures that have stubbornly refused to respond to other treatment and help limb deformities, so vastly improving your mobility.
Successful limb reconstruction surgery really can feel like a miracle cure but it is not an easy choice. People going through this surgery often have severe emotional, physical, financial and practical problems.
This website has information for anyone considering or going through limb reconstuction surgery.