Leg lengthening or shortening involves a variety of surgical procedures used to correct legs of unequal lengths, a condition referred to as limb length discrepancy (LLD). LLD occurs because a leg bone grows more slowly in one leg than on the other leg. Surgical treatment is indicated for discrepancies exceeding 1 in (2.5 cm).
Leg lengthening or shortening surgery, also known as bone lengthening, bone shortening, correction of unequal bone length, femoral lengthening, or femoral shortening, has the goal of correcting LLD and associated deformities while preserving function of muscles and joints.
How long does the height increasing procedure take?
The duration of the procedure depends on the amount of the lengthening and the individual bones' regenerator abilities, differing with each patient. Thus, as an example, 5-8 cm lengthening takes about 7-10 months, but again, varies depending on the amount of lengthening and depends on the particulars of each patient.
What are the side effects of the height increasing procedure?
During the limb lengthening procedure there may be such side effects as a pain, an itching, inflammations, and deceleration of the bones' consolidation. However, since the condition of the patient is always under our physicians' control, there is very little in the way of dangerous complications