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Limb Lengthening in Asia

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

Assuta Hospital

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


Limb Lengthening is available at Assuta Hospital

10 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Joel Engel

Hand Surgery

Dr. Fenichel Me


Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.


Limb Lengthening is available at Hadassah Hospital

11 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Meir (Iri) Liebergall

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Yoav Mattan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

22 listed orthopedics specialists:

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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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Chaophya Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Assoc. Prof. Chatuporn Chotigavanich

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Perajit Eamsobhana

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.


Limb Lengthening is available at St. Luke's Medical Center

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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Rabin Medical Center

8 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedic surgery and traumatology

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.


Limb Lengthening is available at Moolchand Medcity

13 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. J S Arora

Joint Replacement
General Orthopaedics
Spine Care

Dr. Arun Goel

General Orthopaedics
Paediatric Orthopaedics

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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Hospital Noida

13 listed orthopedics specialists:

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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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Vasant Kunj

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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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.


Limb Lengthening is available at Fortis Mohali Hospital

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Harsimran Singh

Consultant, Orthopedics

Dr. Manuj Wadhwa

Additional Director, Orthopedics

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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 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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