- The first step is to make an appointment for a thorough evaluation. At this visit, the doctor will examine you and have a frank and detailed discussion about stature lengthening. Proper X-rays will be taken to enable our doctors to plan carefully for the procedure.
- After your initial evaluation with our doctors, if you are a candidate for cosmetic height surgery, you will be given information to schedule the surgical appointment at your convenience.
- During surgery, the doctor will cut the bone to create two separate bone segments. The surgical procedure to cut a bone is called an osteotomy. Additional soft-tissue procedures may be done at the same time to prepare the muscles and nerves for lengthening. For example, surgically lengthening the Achilles tendon may be done to make a tibial (shin bone) lengthening go easier. The doctor will also apply an orthopedic lengthening device to the bone.
- Orthopedic lengthening devices that are inserted into the bone are called internal devices.
- Orthopedic lengthening devices that remain outside of the body are called external fixators
- Limb lengthening is a procedure to lengthen the bones in the arms or legs. This is done as a gradual process, so that the bones and soft tissues (skin, muscles, nerves, etc.) slowly increase in length. .
- Expect to be in the hospital for three days after surgery. You will start physical therapy while you are in the hospital and continue physical therapy throughout the entire lengthening process. Physical therapy is critical to a successful lengthening.
The majority of our patients achieve excellent results.
you must know It is a lengthy rehabilitation process, and it can take up to one or even two years until full recovery and return to normal function is achieved .
A joint is the connection between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole.
Anyone who has ongoing (chronic) pain or loss of function in a joint may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery. However, joint pain doesn’t always require surgery.
Doctors will first try other treatments before turning to surgery, including:
In a joint replacement, our orthopaedic surgeons replace all or part of the joint with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Most of the more modern artificial joints last 15 years. Some even last longer than 20 years.
The operation relieves pain and immobility for most people.
Types of joint replacement surgery:
- hip replacement
- knee replacement
- partial knee replacement
In recent years technical innovations have combined to make artificial limbs much more comfortable, efficient, and lifelike than earlier versions.Future innovations are likely to depend on the interaction between three powerful forces—amputees’ demands, advances in surgery and engineering, and healthcare funding sufficient to sustain development and application of technological solutions.
A few questions you may want to discuss with your doctor before opting for a prosthetic leg include:
- Is there enough soft tissue to cushion the remaining bone?
- How much pain are you in?
- What is the condition of the skin on the limb?
- How much range of motion does the residual limb have?
- What was your activity level before the amputation?
- What are your mobility goals?
For patients who experience problems with conventional methods of attachment (eg glues, straps, sockets), an alternative is to use a prosthetic implant that’s anchored in the bones.
you will need rehabilitation to strengthen your legs, arms and cardiovascular system, as you learn to walk with your new limb.
You’ll work closely with rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists to develop a rehabilitation plan based on your mobility goals.
A big part of this plan is to keep your new limb in good shape.
“Your healthy limb is worth its weight in gold,”
“While prosthetic technology is always advancing, nothing can replicate a healthy leg.”