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Limb Lengthening in Asia

Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Limb Lengthening (leg lengthening).

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai offers world class and advanced facilities and services in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and international patients. This 2000-bedded facility which is Halal and NABH certified, is one of India's top healthcare destination.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Global Hospitals Chennai

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Dr. Phani Kiran

Spine Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Apollo Hospital Chennai

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

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Rambam Medical Center

The Orthopedic Surgery Section has been the concentration of surgical care at the Rambam Health Care Campus.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Rambam Medical Center

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Dr. Eyal Melamed

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prof. Doron Norman, MD

Director, Orthopedic Surgery Section

Fortis Hospital Noida

Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Hospital Noida

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Dr. Naresh Kumar

Spinal Surgery

Dr. Alok Sharma

Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement

Fortis Vasant Kunj

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Vasant Kunj

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Dr. Gurinder Bedi

Joint Replacements, Trauma Management, Arthroscopy & Knee Surgery, Revision Surgery

Dr. Mandeep Singh

Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement

Fortis Mohali Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Mohali Hospital

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Dr. Harsimran Singh

Consultant, Orthopedics

Dr. Manuj Wadhwa

Additional Director, Orthopedics

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Assuta Hospital

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Prof. Joel Engel

Hand Surgery

Dr. Fenichel Me

Orthopedics

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

EHIRC is a JCI accredited hospital which is a Centre of Excellence providing the latest technology in: Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotics), Non-Invasive Cardiology, Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Cardiology

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Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

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Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

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About Limb Lengthening

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

What is limb lenghening?
Limb Lengthening is a method of surgery for increasing the length of the limb. The bone is elongated, as well as the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and all other tissues.

Who is a candidate for limb lenghening?

Limb lenghening procedure is mainly performed to correct differences in length between legs or arms (LLD). Differences in length of 6-10 cm between limbs can usually be corrected.

The same methods can also be used for cosmetic height increase in very short people, a process called Symmetric extended limb lengthening (ELL).

What are the steps of limb lenghening?
The limb lenghening process is divided into three steps:

  • The operation
    The bones in the limbs that needs lenghening are cut. Metal pins or screws are inserted into the bone, above and below the cut in the bone.
  • The stretching (lenghening) period
    Every day, or several hours, the limb is stretched (according to the method used), pulling it from both sides. The rate of stretching is about 1 mm per day.
    The bones continue to grow, constantly filling the gap.
  • The consolidation (fixation) period
    During this time the newly formed bone hardens, until the apparatus can be removed and the process is done.

How long does the limb lenghening process take?
6-8 cm elongation can take approximately 5.5-6.5 months.
12-15 cm elongation can take 8-9 months.

What methods of limb lenghening are available?
  • Ilizarov method
    The first and still most common technique of limb lenghening is the Ilizarov method, which was invented by Dr. Ilizarov from Russia in 1951.
    A special external device called Ilizarov device is placed around the leg or arm, allowing for the stretching to be performed. This device is worn by the patient throughout the whole lenghening process, which can last several months.
  • ISKD method
    The ISKD uses fully implantable nails that are rotated using a magnet and the movement of the limb.
    There is no need for an external aparatus, therefore reducing the risk of infections and scarring.
    The ISKD method does not allow full weight bearing so patients are required to use a wheelchair during the entire lengthening process.
  • Albizzia method
    The Albizzia is an internal telescopic nail consisting of a lengthening mechanism activated by a rotation. Lengthening occurs with alternate rotations of the desired bone segment. The rotation of the bone segment makes a "click" noise so that the patient knows exactly how much he or she has lengthened.
    The Albizzia allows for full weight bearing so patients are allowed to use crutches and are not restricted to wheelchairs.
  • FitBone method
    Fitbone is a limb lenghening technique, in which the implanted nails are operated electronically.
    FitBone does not allow full weight bearing, so the patient is restriceted to a wheel chair throughout the whole process.

Anesthesia : The surgery is done under general anesthesia.

After care : Physical therapy is recommended to keep the muscles from deteriorating and maintain the flexibility of the joints.

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