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Doctor insights on: Limb Lenghtening Surgery

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How does limb lengthening surgery work?

How does limb lengthening surgery work?

Yes : If you had a bypass in the past lengthening your limbs can increase your weight loss. But it also can increase your risk for vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Limb lengthening surgery: what are the aftereffects?

Limb lengthening surgery: what are the aftereffects?

Depends on why: In a growing child with severe discrepancy the procedure of choice is 2 arrest the longer. Staples across the epiphysis can B reversed. In an adult 1 option is shoe lift. If severe U would need 2 seek out a specialist in such a procedure. There's a limit 2 the length 1 can obtain. Need a very good reason & B willing 2 accept the risks. ...Read more

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Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. ...Read more

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What is a limb lengthening surgery?

What is a limb lengthening surgery?

Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. ...Read more

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Does limb lengthening work?

Does limb lengthening work?

Yes: Limb lengthening is often done on children. The procedure involves external fixation devices. Some of these external devices are referred to as 'illizarov' external fixation devices, named after a russian physician. These are complex procedures that take many years to see results. ...Read more

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How painfull is limb lengthening?

How painfull is limb lengthening?

Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. Initial surgical pain is moderate, and intermittent pain with actual physical lengthening is similar. ...Read more

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What is involved in hamstring lengthening surgery?

What is involved in  hamstring lengthening surgery?

Hamstring: May be percutaneous or small incision surgery to make "step" partial cuts in tendon to lengthen. ...Read more

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How safe is cosmetic limb lengthening?

How safe is cosmetic limb lengthening?

Every: surgery has inherent risks such as infection. With this surgery there is a risk of the lengthening not healing properly and even unexpected fracture. If you are trying for both limbs one may be shorter than the other. ...Read more

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What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

What does rehabilitation after leg fracture surgery involve?

Rehab: Typically one undergoes a program to decrease pain and swelling with ultrasound and electric stim exercises to regain full motion in the surrounding joints then one must work on strengthening the affected muscles and to ultimately increase endurance. ...Read more

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Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not: Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. ...Read more

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Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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I am looking for correction of shortened flail toe from previous hammertoe surgery. Digital lengthening with one stage autologous bone graft?

I am looking for correction of shortened flail toe from previous hammertoe surgery.  Digital lengthening with one stage autologous bone graft?

Homework.: There are several ways to go depending on your specific post-operative condition. Bone grafting, small digital implants or spacers, just to mention a few. You should be aware that the chances of having a normal functioning toe are limited at best. Having multiple opinions is definitely the way to be informed before you commit. ...Read more

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What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

What is the recovery length after having surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

It varies: It depends on the cause of the kyphosis. For example, kyphosis from an osteoporosis fracture is treated with a minimally invasive kyphoplasty, which has almost no recovery time. A kyphosis from a structural, non fracture deformity is similar to a scoliosis type surgery and has an approximate 12 week recovery until return to full activity. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Is cosmetic surgery painful?

Yes: All surgery is painful after the procedure. Some surgeries more than others. Don't believe any physician who claims the procedure is painless. If they do, search for a different doctor who is honest with you about what to expect. ...Read more

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Professional opinion on limb lengthening operation to increase height?

Professional opinion on limb lengthening operation to increase height?

Limb lengthening: My personal opinion is that it's a poor way to enhance height. Too many risks like infection or even limb loss. ...Read more

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Are artificial limbs procedures part of reconstructive surgery?

Are artificial limbs procedures part of reconstructive surgery?

Yes ; No: Part of reconstructive surgery, not necessarily a part of plastic ; reconstructive surgery. Orthotics is the speciality of artificial limbs. A plastic surgeon or hand surgeon may be called upon to prepare the limb for the proper fitting of an orthotic. ...Read more

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Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

Are rehabilitation procedure for cervical lordosis painful?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. No pain no gain to a point. ...Read more

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What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

Elmslie-trillat: This procedure is usually used for patients that have patella dislocations. The patella tendon insertion on the tibia bone is shifted in a medial direction to better align the patella tracking. ...Read more