Is A Bone Graft Used For Clavicle Lengthening (Shoulder Widening)?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, so Ive read that you use a bone graft from the fibula in order to fill the gap created during clavicle lengthening surgery. 

My question is, will this affect one’s eligibility to get leg lengthening surgery if they are lengthening the tibia and fibula? 

A: I no longer use a bone graft for clavicle lengthening. It is now a non-bone graft sagittal split clavicle lengthening procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana