People who have reached skeletal maturity and are in good general health are suitable candidates for this surgery. Each patient is evaluated individually according to their wishes and expectations, and the operating conditions are decided.
The recommended total extension is 5-8 cm at the thighbone. If desired, this length can be increased with a separate lengthening operation in the shinbone. Extensions greater than 8 cm in a bone may increase the possibility of complications.
The first step is to make an appointment for a comprehensive assessment. During the visit, the doctor will examine you, give detailed information about height increase and relieve your worries and concerns. X-rays will be taken to ensure careful planning of the process.
The vast majority of patients achieve excellent results without major complications. Complications are usually not a big deal as long as they are recognized and treated promptly. It should be noted that this period is a long rehabilitation process. Lengthening takes place within months and active movement begins. However, full recovery and return to normal function, including sports activities, may take a year or two.
The method used in lengthening is performed so gradually and slowly that the majority of patients report that their legs do not hurt during the lengthening sessions.
4. Lengthening the Interbone Space
5. Bone Consolidation and Healing
6. Removal of Apparatus