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Deformity Correction Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Deformity Correction Surgery.

Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Clinica UNIBE

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Baja Orthopedics

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at San Angel Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Luis Hernández Romero

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Heriberto Sastré López

Traumatology and Orthopedics
Hip and Knee Reconstruction

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Salomon Dayan

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Rene Chen Lee

Orthopedics and Traumathology

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital de Tulúm

Hospital de Tulum is a small, modern (opened in 2010), second level private medical center. Nine certified physicians and surgeons provide healthcare services to the city of Tulum, the surrounding area, and the tourists who visit this Mexican vacation spot.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Hospital de Tulúm

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Hugo Jesus Sanchez Coello

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.


Deformity Correction Surgery is available at Hospital Country 2000

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Rafael Ortega Orozco

Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael A.Jiménez, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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About Deformity Correction Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Deformity Correction Surgery?

Deformities of the musculoskeletal structure greatly affect an individual’s ability to perform ordinary tasks. For instance, they may be unable to feed themselves if they have a deformity of the arms. However, this does not have to be a permanent situation. Thanks to innovations and discoveries in medicine; most of the deformities can be corrected. Thus, deformity correction surgery is a procedure that is meant to restore some level of function to a person. The aim is to ease the hardship that an individual has to undergo in his/her daily life.


The diagnosis to determine if one's musculoskeletal structure has a deformity is made through a physical exam. In young children, age is important in determining if in fact there is a deformity. This is because most deformities, especially of the lower limbs, correct themselves as the child develops. If they do not correct by the time the child turns four or five, there might be a need for surgery.

It will also involve an x-ray in some instances. This is usually the final procedure in determining how and if the musculoskeletal structure is damaged. The entire diagnosis is usually done quite fast; it should not take longer than a day or two in most instances.

Procedure for Treatment

The first stage of treating deformities is the use of braces. A brace is placed on the deformed limb or another body part for at least a year. In most instances this is usually enough to correct the problem. The brace is usually left in place all the time or when one is awake.

For most minor deformities such as a misaligned knee, this is usually more than enough. However, sometimes it does not yield any results. When this happens, a person is expected to go for corrective surgery. Braces are mostly used on young children whose bones are still developing.

Growth plate Procedures

Deformities in the growth plate are another sauce of deformities. This usually causes uneven growth in the limbs. If the deformity is in the leg, it may cause further problems. This is because of the uneven pressure may cause the bones to deform further.

If this happens, most doctors will recommend the growth plate be closed on the other side, especially on the lower limbs. This will ensure that a person has even sized limbs. Another procedure is sequential lengthening. It will entail surgically breaking of the bones and stretching them apart. This procedure is only applicable to young people whose bones can still heal from injury.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Deformity correction surgery is quite a large field. The duration of treatment will depend on the specific type of deformity. In some people, the treatment may take years since it involves the use of

After care : The doctor will issue very specific guidelines to avoid a relapse. If these instructions are not adhered to, it could lead to complications that can be quite difficult to treat. Adults who have a child with a deformity need to enforce these instructions to the letter; it is for the good of their child.

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