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Leg lengthening surgery in Iran

How much does Leg Lengthening Surgery cost in Iran?

Leg Lengthening Surgery cost in Iran is around $ 8000,The minimum Leg Lengthening Surgery cost is around $ 6000 and the maximum Leg Lengthening Surgery price in Iran is $9000 while the average Leg Lengthening Surgery cost in Turkey $ 30000,in the UK is $ 150000, in the USA $ 90000 and in India $ 11000.

Miracle of Iranian surgeons with successful Limb lengthening surgery

We are proud to announce that with the continuous efforts of Iranian Surgery Medical Team, Siavash from Germany had the chance to successfully undergo leg lengthening surgery in Iran. One month after the procedure in Iran, he talks more about the quality of medical services provided by the Iranian Surgery team and the quality of Iranian hospitals.

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What is Leg Lengthening Surgery?

Leg lengthening surgery is an inpatient procedure performed in a hospital that uses your body’s own capacity to form new bone, while soft tissue, nerves, and blood vessels stretch slowly over time to increase the length of a leg that is shorter than your other leg. One of your leg bones will be cut and implanted with a metal lengthening device, which slowly distracts, or increases the space between, the bones.

This process is performed gradually at a rate of about 1 mm per day until the desired length of bone is achieved. As the leg bone is slowly distracted, your body will generate new bone cells to fill in the space.

One day After leg lengthening surgery in Iran By Dr. roshandel / Orthopedic surgeon

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About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best orthopedic Surgeons in Iran. The price of Leg lengthening Surgery in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Leg Lengthening Surgery in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number +98 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.

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Before Leg Lengthening Surgery

How to Prepare

The surgical team will provide you with more detailed instructions on what you need to do in the days and hours before the surgery. It is recommended that you stay active, eat a healthy diet, and stop smoking prior to any operation to promote optimal healing and a smooth recovery.

You may need to stop taking certain medications in the days leading up to the surgery to prevent excess bleeding or interaction with anesthesia during the operation. Always consult with your doctor about all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements that you are taking.

After the operation, you will typically stay in the hospital for two to three days. You will not be allowed to drive to or from the hospital before or after your surgery, so make sure to make arrangements for a friend or family member to provide transportation for you.

Minimizing stress and prioritizing good mental and emotional health are also important to lowering levels of inflammation in the body to aid in your recovery. The healthier you are when you go into surgery, the easier your recovery and rehabilitation will be.

What to Expect

Leg lengthening surgery will be a procedure decided between you and your doctor and will be scheduled in advance depending on the availability of your surgeon and the operating room.

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Before the Surgery

On the day of your leg lengthening surgery, you will be taken to a pre-op room where you will be asked to change into a gown. You will undergo a brief physical examination and answer questions about your medical history from the surgical team. You will lie down on a hospital bed, and a nurse will place an IV in your arm or hand for delivering fluids and medications. The surgical team will use the hospital bed to transport you in and out of the operating room.

The osteotomy, or bone cutting, and placement of an external fixator or internal lengthening nail can be performed under general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep during the operation, or under epidural anesthesia, where the anesthesia medication is injected into your low back and numbs you from the waist down. With epidural anesthesia, you may be awake during the surgery, but should not feel any pain from the procedure.

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Potential Risks

Leg lengthening surgery helps correct significant leg length discrepancies, but it carries a number of risks, including:

. Bone infection (osteomyelitis)

. Poor bone healing

. Bone growth restriction

. Nerve damage

. Injury to surrounding muscles and blood vessels

. Excess bleeding

. Adverse reaction to anesthesia

. Blood clots

. Nausea and vomiting

. Joint stiffness

. Bone length may not be exact, such as longer or shorter than planned

. Muscle contraction (muscle shortens)

. Problems with the new bone forming

Always discuss with your doctor about the possible risks of leg lengthening surgery to determine if it is an appropriate option for you given the extent of your leg length discrepancy and how it is affecting your daily functioning.

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Purpose of Leg Lengthening Surgery

Many patients who are candidates for leg lengthening surgery have two legs of different lengths as the result of:

. A congenital birth defect

. Growth plate injury to a leg bone as a child

. Malunion of a previous fracture where the leg bone heals out of alignment

. Nonunion of a previous fracture where the leg bone does not heal at all

Patients with skeletal dysplasias or other bone disorders may also qualify for leg lengthening surgery if there is a significant difference in leg lengths between the right and left sides, affecting their ability to walk and move properly.

Other conditions that can cause a significant leg length discrepancy requiring leg lengthening surgery include:

. Poliomyelitis

. Cerebral palsy

. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

If you suspect you have a leg length discrepancy, you should receive a physical examination from an orthopedic physician to determine if there is a true leg length discrepancy due to different leg bone lengths or if there is an apparent leg length discrepancy where one leg appears to be shorter even though both leg bones are the same length.

Apparent leg length discrepancies can result from problems with the spine, hips, or sacroiliac joints. Physical therapy is often effective for restoring proper alignment of the muscles and joints to correct the issue. If your doctor suspects you may have a true leg length discrepancy, x-rays will be used to confirm the difference in bone length.

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Leg Length Discrepancies

Leg length discrepancies can cause back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain, and can accelerate degeneration of the joints of the leg due to irregular bone alignment and wear and tear. It is important to seek treatment if you think you may have a leg length discrepancy and discuss your options with your doctor to prevent further musculoskeletal complications from occurring.

Whether you have an apparent or true leg length discrepancy, if the discrepancy is minor, a heel lift or shoe lift can be added to your footwear to add extra height to even out your leg lengths to make walking and standing more comfortable. Significant leg length discrepancies often require surgery to correct.

During Leg Lengthening Surgery

During Procedure

The first part of the operation involves an osteotomy in which the leg bone that needs to be lengthened is cut. Depending on where the length discrepancy originates, your femur, the upper leg bone, or tibia, the lower leg bone, may be cut.

Your leg will then be stabilized using metal external, internal, or a combination of external and internal fixation devices (internal lengthening nail), and the lengthening device will be inserted with a bone drill and metal pins, plates, screws, and wires.

. An external fixator is a metal frame that sits outside the leg and is connected to the bone with pins, screws, and wires. The external fixator can be adjusted from the outside to increase the space between the two parts of the leg bone that were cut.

. An internal lengthening nail is a motorized metal nail or rod that is inserted into the bone marrow cavity of the leg bone. It is controlled with a remote control device that rotates a magnet in the nail, causing the nail to elongate like a telescope and increase the length of the bone over time.

Lengthening will be done at a rate of about 1 mm (millimeter) per day. This stage may start a few days or weeks after the osteotomy and last for a couple of months. Depending on your device, you will adjust it several times during the day. Your body will slowly regenerate new bone in the small space that was created between the bone ends.

Once the desired length is achieved, the metal lengthening device will stay in place for several months until the bone fully heals and solidifies. The lengthening device will then be surgically removed in an outpatient procedure.

After the new bone has fully formed, it is just as strong as any other bone and is not at any increased risk for weakening or breakdown.

The osteotomy can take about 2 hours. This depends on the extent of the surgery.

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After Leg Lengthening Surgery

After the Surgery

After your surgery, you will stay in a recovery room for several hours and then be transported to a hospital room. Most patients stay in the hospital for two to three days after the surgery. Sometimes a cast is placed on the leg for three to four weeks.

You will receive inpatient rehabilitation on the day of your surgery, where a physical therapist will assist you with getting in and out of bed, transferring to a chair and toilet, using a walker or crutches to walk, and going up and down stairs. You will not be able to bear any weight on the leg that was operated on during this time. Crutches are used for six to eight weeks.

Leg lengthening will start between a few days to a week after the surgery. This period between the operation and the beginning of leg lengthening is called the latency period, which allows for the areas of the bone that were cut to form a bone callus to protect the bone from further damage.

Recovery

After the operation is completed, you will undergo two phases of recovery, the distraction phase and consolidation phase.

. Distraction Phase

During the distraction phase, the leg bone that was cut will gradually be pulled apart by the fixation devices. This will promote distraction osteogenesis, during which the pressure applied to the bone by being pulled apart stimulates new bone growth at the site where the bone was cut for the osteotomy.

Bone growth continues as the gap between the bones is distracted, or increased, by ¼ mm four times a day for a total of a 1 mm increase each day. This process is repeated until the leg bone has achieved the desired length. Approximately 1 inch or 2.5 cm of length can be acquired each month.

During the distraction phase, you will use a walker or crutches to move around while maintaining a non-weight bearing status on your operated leg and attending physical therapy two to five times a week. It is crucial that you do not bear any weight on your leg by standing or walking during the distraction phase to allow your leg to heal properly.

Even though the typical rate of lengthening is 1 mm per day, some people take longer to heal and form new bone, especially those that smoke or have diabetes. Your doctor will want to see you every 7-14 days during this phase to make sure that the regenerated bone, muscles, and nerves are responding well to lengthening.

. Consolidation Phase

The second phase of treatment is the consolidation or healing phase, during which the new bone formation begins to harden and heal completely. You will gradually be able to put more weight on your leg and begin walking without crutches when your pain levels have decreased and you have built up enough strength in your leg to tolerate standing and walking without assistance.

Physical therapy plays an important role in maintaining proper joint mobility, range of motion, and leg strength, and can aid in your recovery after leg lengthening surgery.

For every month of lengthening, it can take an additional one to two months of recovery in the consolidation phase. The lengthening device will stay in the leg during the entire time of both the distraction and consolidation phases.

Coping with Recovery

Recovery from leg lengthening surgery can be a tedious process as bone distraction and new growth must occur gradually over several weeks or months. The amount of time it takes the bone to heal depends on the amount of lengthening: Each centimeter of lengthening takes 36 days of healing.

After the surgery, you will need:

. Frequent visits to your healthcare provider to adjust the lengthening device. The amount of time the lengthening device is used depends on the amount of lengthening needed

. Special care of the pins or screws holding the device to prevent infection

. Supplements like vitamin D3 increase bone strength

Because the blood vessels, muscles, and skin are involved, it is important to check your skin color, temperature, and sensation of your foot and toes frequently. This will help monitor any changes to blood vessels, muscles, or nerves as early as possible.

It is important to follow all instructions from your surgeon and physical therapist to promote optimal healing and recovery for the best possible outcome. Recommendations for optimal recovery include:

. Prioritizing getting enough sleep at night, at least seven to eight hours, to promote healing.

. Eating a healthy diet and managing a healthy weight

. Staying hydrated

. Maintaining a positive attitude and learning how to cope with and manage stress

. Following your exercise program as prescribed by your physical therapist

. Staying active and limiting the amount of time you spend sitting each day

. Use crutches or a walker. Do not put weight on your leg until your doctor gives you permission.

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When to Call a Doctor

Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

. Signs of infection, such as fever or chills

. Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge around the incision or pin and wire sites.

. Pain and/or swelling in the feet, calves, or legs

. Pain that you cannot control with the medication you were given

. Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain

. Severe nausea or vomiting

. Numbness, tingling, or loss of feeling in your leg, knee, or foot

. Problems or concerns about the fixation devices

Long-Term Care

There may be a residual decrease in muscle strength and power after limb-lengthening surgery, but it should not adversely affect your ability to perform everyday functional activities.

Bone lengthening is completely successful about four out of 10 times. It has a high rate of complications and need for further surgeries. Joint contractures (permanent tightening of the muscles, tendons, skin, and nearby tissues that causes the joints to shorten and become very stiff) may occur.

Possible Future Surgeries

Leg lengthening surgery can usually be performed to correct a leg length discrepancy of two inches at a time. If there is a larger discrepancy in leg length, the process may have to be repeated later on after the first round of surgery, distraction, and consolidation has successfully been completed.

After the consolidation phase has been completed and the new bone has fully solidified and healed, the lengthening device is then surgically removed. This is usually completed as an outpatient procedure and typically does not require staying overnight in a hospital. If an external fixator was used, you may have to wear a brace or cast for three to four weeks after removal.

Lifestyle Adjustments

While certain activities should be avoided, it is also very important that you limit how much time you spend sitting or lying in bed each day. Staying active is crucial for recovery and preventing deconditioning from a sedentary lifestyle.

Remember to:

. Avoid staying in one position for too long, which includes lying down, sitting, or standing.

. Try to get up and walk every one to two hours during the day to stay active and prevent blood clots. You can gradually increase the amount of time or distance you walk as you progress with recovery.

. Do not push yourself to do too much too soon. Overexerting yourself can increase your pain and delay your recovery.

. Attend all of your regularly scheduled physical therapy sessions as recommended by your doctor and follow up with a home exercise program prescribed by your physical therapist.

Leg lengthening surgery success rate

Leg lengthening has a 95% success rate with minimal scarring as a result of the small incisions used to access the leg bones.

Leg Lengthening Surgery Cost

The cost of Leg lengthening surgery in Iran is about $ 7000.

10 common question about Leg lengthening surgery

1How long does it take to recover from leg lengthening surgery?
Crutches are required for six to eight weeks. Some patients may require from six to 12 months to regain normal knee control and function. The intramedullary rod is usually removed after a year. In the case of leg lengthening surgery, hospitalization may require a week or longer.
2Is leg lengthening surgery painful?
Over the course of many months, your limb could be lengthened by up to 6 inches! During surgery, you'll be under anesthesia, so you won't feel a thing. As you wear the frame, however, you may experience some discomfort. Some patients feel soreness when they have to turn the rods to help their bones lengthen.
3Does leg lengthening surgery leave scars?
Limb lengthening aims to reduce limb length discrepancy, improve cosmesis, and permit more functional mobility. Scarring, however, is a major concern of patients. ... Patients were also more satisfied with the thigh scars than with the leg scars because clothing can easily cover the thigh scars.
4How is leg lengthening surgery done?
Lengthening works by separating the bone and distracting (pulling apart) the bone segments very slowly so that new bone continues to form in the gap. As the bone segments are slowly distracted, the bone regenerates, resulting in increased length. The device that performs the lengthening is called a fixator.
5Is leg lengthening surgery dangerous?
Overall, limb lengthening surgeries have a high success rate (about 95%). Scarring is usually minimal since only small incisions are required in most procedures. Although minor problems may occur with pins and stiffening in the joints, serious complications from limb lengthening surgery are rare.
6Is leg lengthening surgery worth it?
Leg-lengthening is gaining in popularity because it gives guys (or gals) the chance to gain a few inches in height. But some say the pain is not worth the gain! ... In the US, leg-lengthening surgery costs about $85,000 and only a few American doctors perform the procedure.
7Is limb lengthening surgery safe?
Safe Cosmetic Leg Lengthening for Short Stature: Long-term Outcomes. It is well known that limb lengthening is performed to treat limb-length discrepancies resulting from congenital anomalies and developmental problems. However, few studies discuss lengthening for cosmetic purposes.
8Can you grow taller after 21?
Although most adults won't grow taller after age 18 to 20, there are exceptions to this rule. First, the closure of the growth plates may be delayed in some individuals (36, 37). If the growth plates remain open past age 18 to 20, which is uncommon, height could continue to increase.
9Can I lengthen my legs?
Many of us have wished to be taller, or to have longer legs, at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, it's not possible to get longer legs once you stop growing. ... Although you can't actually make your legs longer, you can make them appear at least a little bit longer by strengthening and toning your leg muscles.
10At what age do boys stop growing?
By age 16 Boys tend to show the first physical changes of puberty between the ages of 10 and 16. They tend to grow most quickly between ages 12 and 15. The growth spurt of boys is, on average, about 2 years later than that of girls. By age 16, most boys have stopped growing, but their muscles will continue to develop.

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