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25 Years of Experience & Over 600 Successful Surgeries
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Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttas
Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttas, a leading orthopedic surgeon in Turkey, specializes in limb lengthening and deformity correction. Dr. Yurttas started his medical education at Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in 1997, where he also specialized in orthopedics and traumatology. He has an extensive background in military medicine, having served in elite military hospitals and performed hundreds of successful surgeries, including severe combat injuries.
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 surgical 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 dedicated to providing top-notch care and ensuring the best results for his patients. His extensive knowledge and experience in advanced limb lengthening make him a reliable choice for those looking to safely increase their height.
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The preoperative phase begins when you make the decision to undergo height lengthening surgery, covering everything from planning your travel to undergoing preoperative exams and tests.
Experience the most advanced and safe leg 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.
Essential Limb Lengthening Surgery FAQs Answered
What is limb lengthening surgery and how much growth can I expect?
Limb lengthening surgery, also known as height 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. We prioritize postoperative care and physiotherapy to ensure optimal outcomes for all our patients.
How long is the recovery period after limb-lengthening surgery?
The recovery period after leg lengthening surgery is divided into three phases. The initial phase, which includes surgery and hospitalization, usually lasts between 5-7 days. Following this, patients will progress to the distraction phase, which can take anywhere from 2-3 months, where the bone is gradually pulled apart to stimulate new bone formation. The third and final phase is the bone consolidation and full recovery phase, which can take up to 9-12 months. During this time, the newly formed bone will solidify and become fully functional, allowing patients to resume most physical activities effectively. In general, patients can expect to start walking normally around 4-5 months post-surgery. However, It's crucial to follow the doctor's instructions, attend physical therapy, and exercise regularly to ensure timely recovery.
What are the different leg lengthening methods available?
When it comes to leg 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 limb lengthening surgery methods and to determine the most suitable one for you.
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