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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

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

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Eyal Melamed

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prof. Doron Norman, MD

Director, Orthopedic Surgery Section

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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Chaophya Hospital

The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Chaophya Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Assoc. Prof. Chatuporn Chotigavanich

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Perajit Eamsobhana

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Sheba Medical Center

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Dr. Amit Yehuda

Orthopedics Surgery

Dr. Ariel Oran

Orthopedics Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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Limb Lengthening is available at Sevenhills Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Pawan Nath

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement/ Trauma & Spine Surgeon

Avinash Date

Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery

Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

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Dr. Mahesh Reddy

Consultant - Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Mahadev Jatti

Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgery

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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Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.

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Limb Lengthening is available at Rabin Medical Center

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Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedic surgery and traumatology

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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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