• Dr. Yuksel Yurttas

First 10 Days of Limb Lengthening Surgery

This article briefly summarises what awaits you in the first 10 days of life-changing limb lengthening surgery.


A taller height that you have dreamed of for years will soon come true. You've probably gone through a long planning and decision-making process. Ache? Sleepless nights? First day? Next days? What if something goes wrong? We understand and know all your concerns! Our expert consultants will guide you from day one, and our medical team will provide 24/7 support until you are fully recovered.


We would also like to point out that this program is only a summary. We prepare and follow a special program for each of our patients.


Here are the first 10 days of limb lengthening surgery with Dr.Yuksel Yurttas.

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul and rest at the hotel We pick up our patients from the airport with a VIP vehicle and take them to the hotel. Day 2: Ortho x-ray and a small trip to Istanbul We go to a special scanning center to have an ortho x-ray which shows the exact leg length in detail. After that, we go for lunch and see historic places in Istanbul. (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Tour with Ferry)

Day 3: Meeting with the Doctor, examination, and all other necessary tests We do measure the person’s height. The Doctor checks the x-ray result. And blood tests. Day 4: Surgery day The patient must stop eating and drinking 10 hours before the surgery. Day 5: Rest in a private hospital room Patients need to have some rest after their surgery in a single private hospital room. There is a caregiver who speaks your language and takes care of you through your hospitalization.

Day 6: First steps after limb lengthening surgery (hospital) When the doctor allows the patient to walk, the patient starts walking with a walker. When the patient starts walking, there are always nurses for safety. Day 7: First Postoperative Physical Therapy (hospital) A specialist physiotherapist comes to the hospital room and starts the physical therapy program. (3 sessions)

Day 8:Learning the exercises (hospital) The physiotherapist teaches the exercises that are very important to apply during the lengthening phase.

Day 9: First lengthening The lengthening starts 5 days after surgery. We teach how to do lengthening. The lengthening should be done every 6 hours. Each time 0,25 mm lengthening. That means 4 times a day. (4×0,25mm= 1 mm per a day) Day 10: Discharge from the hospital The patient can return to their country for treatment and apply the comprehensive exercise program we offer or complete the treatment process in Istanbul with the program implemented by our medical team under the supervision of our doctor.


We offer you safe and affordable limb lengthening surgery and post-operative care services with our patient-centered approach.


Have questions or need further information? Contact us now and book a free consultation. After filling out the questionnaire form, you can request a free private video session with Dr. Yuksel Yurttas.