ADVANCED LIMB LENGTHENING
25 Years Experience, 600+ Successful Operations
MEET THE SURGEON
Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttas
Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttas is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon in Turkey, known for his expertise in limb lengthening and deformity correction procedures. He received his medical education at the prestigious Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) and completed his orthopedic specialization training at the same institution.
Throughout his accomplished career, Dr. Yurttas has performed a significant number of successful orthopedic surgeries, including those for combat injuries. He continues to specialize in advanced limb lengthening methods in a private hospital, and is considered one of the most experienced and respected orthopedic surgeons in Turkey, performing Precice Stryde, Precice 2, LON, Holyfix, and Ilizarov methods with the highest success rates.
Dr. Yurttas is committed to delivering the highest quality of care and achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients. With his vast expertise, experience and dedication in advanced limb lengthening procedures, he is a respected and trusted choice among those seeking such treatments.
BEFORE & AFTER
See the difference limb lengthening can make
Get personalized expert advice from the top limb lengthening surgeon's team during free consultation. Ask all your questions and have them answered by the surgeon's team during the consultation.
The preoperative phase begins when you make the decision to undergo surgery, covering everything from planning your travel to undergoing preoperative exams and tests.
Experience the most advanced and safe limb lengthening surgery methods with 25 years of expertise by Prof.Dr. Yuksel Yurttas. Surgery and 5-7 days of hospitalization included in this phase.
Our comprehensive postoperative care program includes expert physiotherapy and close monitoring of patient progress by our highly-skilled healthcare team, ensuring the best possible outcome and full recovery.
The essential Limb Lengthening FAQs answered
What is limb lengthening surgery and how much growth can I expect?
Limb lengthening surgery, also known as height enhancement surgery, is a surgical procedure that allows individuals to increase their height by utilizing the body's natural ability to regenerate new bone. The surgery involves cutting the bone, specifically the femur or tibia, that needs to be lengthened and using various fixation devices or frames to ensure stability during the recovery process. With a leg lengthening surgery and 2.5 to 3 months of treatment, patients can expect to gain an average of 6 cm in the tibia or 8 cm in the femur. However, the final results may depend on the individual's muscle and soft tissue flexibility. Our clinic prioritizes postoperative care and physical therapy to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients
How long is the recovery period after limb-lengthening surgery?
The recovery period after limb-lengthening surgery is divided into three phases. The initial phase, which includes surgery and hospitalization, typically lasts between 5-7 days. The next phase, known as the distraction (lengthening) phase, can take anywhere from 2-3 months. The final phase of bone consolidation and full recovery can take up to 9-12 months. In general, patients can expect to start walking normally 4-5 months post-surgery and can resume most physical activities effectively after 6 months. It is important to note that following the doctor's instructions, attending regular physical therapy sessions, and engaging in regular exercise post-surgery are crucial for ensuring a timely recovery and maximum benefits.
What are the different limb-lengthening methods available?
When it comes to limb-lengthening surgery, there are a few commonly used methods. The most advanced and effective options are internal methods such as Precice 2.2, which uses an internal nail for precise control of the lengthening rate. However, these internal methods can also be the most expensive. The LON method is another advanced option, using both an internal nail and an external fixator, and is considered a safe and affordable option. Other less preferred methods include the Ilizarov and Holyfix methods, which are external and require a longer post-operative recovery period. Contact us to learn more about the various limb-lengthening methods and to determine the most suitable one for you.
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