What is Limb Lengthening Surgery?
What is limb lengthening surgery?
Leg lengthening and shortening are types of surgery to treat some people who have legs of unequal lengths.
Limb lengthening is possible and has been performed successfully for about 50 years in Kurgan, Russia. Also leg-lengthening surgery (also referred to as limb-lengthening) is a radical new cosmetic procedure that can make short peoples’ wish to be taller come true. Limb-lengthening operations are a growing trend in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Surgery allows you to extend your height 1 mm per day via opening gap between fractures and take advantage of amazing feature of our bone. From day to day your will realize the lengthening of your legs.
What are the methods of limb lengthening?
This method is used in Turkey by few doctors. Motor-driven narrow is fitted in the bone. It is non-visible from outside. The extension actualizes with remote-control. Most comfortable method. But it is not recommended to walk via pressing your legs in that lengthening period. This is the most expensive method. It may up to both legs 45 000 euro.
This method is commonly used last years. The device does not stay at your legs for a long time like the classic methods and it is more flexible in terms of price. You will get rid of the device in 3-4 months, in 4-5 months you will recover and in 6-7 months you will back to normal life. Surgery cost depends on a doctor. For example, A doctor does LON for 15 000 euro, while B doctor does that method for 18 000 euro. Leg Lengthening surgeries take your time, but finally you will able to recover your health and do any kind of sport. The time that you need to spend is up to the method that you have chosen. For one séance, 6-8 cm extension is available. You can also extend both lower and upper legs and grow 12-15 cm, it is up to you. Flexibility of your legs during extension period is important.
The device used in this method is attached to only one side of the leg. Compared to Ilizarov, it is more comfortable and less risky for infection. Price is cheaper than LON method and Precice and more expensive than Ilizarov. Consolidation period takes approximately 10-12 months for this surgery.
The Ilizarov Method is a successful orthopaedic surgical technique designed to lengthen or straighten bone and soft tissue, also this method is widely used to treat complex and/or open bone fractures. This method is preferred over conventional treatment options (such as internal fixator or cast) where there is a high risk of infection or the fracture is of such severity that internal fixators are unworkable. Narrow nails are put in legs through cyclic iron. This method less comfortable, in comparison with new methods. And more painful. This is the cheapest method (e.g: 5 000 euro)
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