Leg Lengthening Surgery in Turkey

528 patients in over 23 years with 1 doctor and 5 techniques.



    -> Lengthening begins 4 -5 days after the surgery 
    -> Lengthening takes 2-3 months (Standard Rate: 1 mm / per day. For example, takes 2 months to 6 cm, and 7 cm takes 70 days) depending on desired height increse target 
    -> EXTERNAL devices remain on the legs untill the bones are fully consolidated (this is an additional 6-9 months, which is dependent on bone regeneration speed)
    -> Total time spent on the external devices: 9-12 months
    -> the entire period of fixation, although with Difficulties and limitations


    -> High reliability, in comparison to classical external methods. Intramedullary nails add more stabilization to the bone.
    -> Early removal of external devices , which allows earlier return to regular daily life activities. To compare, in the Holyfix method, patients have to walk, sleep, and live with external devices for 9-12 months or more.
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     Most importantly, 
    reasonable costs, in comparison to other latest systems such as PRECICE or STRYDE.

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    -> Lengthening begins after 4-5 days since the operation

    -> Lengthening takes 2-3 months (usually 1 mm / day. For example, 6 cm takes 2 months, and 7 cm takes 70 days) depending on the lengthened amount

    -> Patients have to use a wheelchair during lengthening, as the Precice 2.2 intramedullary nails cannot bear the patient’s weight and the mechanisms can become damaged if weight is borne on them.


    -> PRECICE STRYDE ”nails are made of stainless steel, which have been proven as much stronger and sturdier than“ PRECICE 2 ”intramedullary titanium-made nails.
    -> PRECICE STRYDE ”and its stainless steel nails can easily bear the full weight of the patients; Thus, only a few weeks of crutch usage, patients are generally able to move around. To compare, “PRECICE 2” system was not a full weight bearing, as the titanium nails could only bear partial weight, so that the use of wheelchairs, crutches or some other type of supporting device was necessary to move around.
    -> With PRECICE STRYDE ”the usage of blood thinning medication is not compulsory, which means reduced costs.

    All Prices are valid till 1 Apr 2021

    Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services

    Moreover, for a thorough, healthy and smooth limb lengthening experience, we provide the following facilities are imcluded in the Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services packages we offer our patients; these are inclusive in the total price of the surgical package:
  • Meeting and greeting our patients at the airports
  • Transportation from airport to hotel & hospital and back when leaving
  • Accommodation in a 5-star hotel (1 to 3 days)
  • An English-speaking caretaker who will assist our patients 24/7
  • A Complimentary Istanbul tour, including historical and touristic visits, boat tours and meals in our famous Turkish restaurants
  • All necessary medical examinations before the surgical operation
  • 5 to 7 days of hospitalization
  • Physiotherapist’s assistance and all medications are covered, during the patient’s hospitalization
  • Walkers, crutches & wheelchairs
  • Transportation to the airport upon departure
  • FREE consultation with doctors and consultants, whenever the patient’s needs, even after lengthening process has been completed.
  • Device removal surgery cost is 750 eur and is NOT included in total cost.

  • It is important to notify our patients that this stated price also includes the following costs, in addition, to the surgery itself:

  • All hospital charges relating to the operating room and recovery room.
  • Surgeon fees.
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Surgery assistant fees
  • Hospital fees (Internal medicine doctors will be available during the entire hospitalization period).
    1. Accommodation at a 3-star hotel including 3 meals per day: 1250 euro
    2. Physiotherapy (1 session per week): 120 euro
    3. X-rays: 150 euro
    4. Medications: 80 euro

    Total: 1,600 euro per month

    1. Accommodation at a 4 to 5-star hotel including 3 meals per day: 1950 euro
    2. Physiotherapy (1 session every two days): 450 euro
    3. X-rays: 150 euro
    4. Medications: 80 euro

    Total: 2,750 euro per month

    Please note that there is a very limited time to book your surgical package, this year, as there are an increased number patients and limited time slot availability of our doctors and medical practitioners. We always try to accommodate & supports all our patients the best we can, enforcing our commitment in providing the best quality of services to our patients.

    A Gift from Us: FREE & COMPLIMENTARY ISTANBUL TOUR!
    Knowing that most of our patients are in Turkey for the first time, we want you to remember this experience forever. A guided tour of the most beautiful sights of Istanbul with your own personal translator. We hope that this gesture will help you relax and charge you with positive energy before you proceed to the surgery that will transform you forever.

    If you want to be close to the doctor and feel more comfortable after the limb lengthening surgery, we will perform the necessary placement procedures for you to have a healthy lengthening process in 4 or 5 star hotels depending on your preference. We will provide you with information about how long you need to stay at hotel before you travel. We offer 2 packages that include: stay at hotel (depending on your preference), meal – 3 times in a day, wound dressing, physiotherapy and regular check-ups.

    When you decide to visit our hospital and come to Istanbul, we will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome and greet you. You will then be acquainted with the hospital staff and the doctors and will get detailed information about your surgery, post-surgery period. We are a dedicated team, who understand the who takes care of each and every aspect of our patients Limb Lengthening journey. Plus our friendly staff makes sure that you will fall in love with our medical teams, caring doctors, and friendly staff..

    Housekeeping staff will come to your room each day to clean. If you are asleep or the timing is inappropriate they will come back later or the next day.

    Our patient rooms are well equipped to ensure your hospital stay is as comfortable as possible. Each room is equipped with a television. You can have a good time with your companion (if you have) in a private room, you will be able to freely use our multimedia services (TV, Internet).

    A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When the button is activated the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. Also, each bathroom has an emergency nurse call button.

    For your convenience, beds can be adjusted electronically. Control panels are located at your bedside. Your nurse will explain how the controls work. For your protection and safety, there may be times when the side rails on your bed will be raised. If the rails are up on your bed, please press the nurse call button for help before trying to get out of the bed.

    We will accompany you in your (and your companion or family members) hospitalization procedures and pre-operative examinations in order to make you feel psychologically comfortable. The average length of a hospital stay for limb lengthening surgery is 5 days. In order if you demand to stay more, you can stay in our hospital for 2 more days. We are happy to serve you in whatever that you may require, so that you achieve your targets comfortably.

    Your diet is an important part of your recovery. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable dining experience while at the facility. Our menus offer wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals. If you are on a special diet prescribed by your physician, you will receive meals tailored to those specific needs. Your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, your meal will be served soon after your test or examination is complete. If not, please inform a member of your care team. We hope you will enjoy our high-quality food service.

    You will always be able to get in touch with your patient counselor in your mother tongue in order to solve problems with follow-up of procedures, appointments or any other problems. We will do our best to make you as one of us and not get any feeling of being a foreigner in our country.

    A successful surgical operation always requires a successful follow-up. The nurse who will help your during post-op period will come to visit you at hotel and provide necessary health checks. If need be or desired by you, your nurse will perform your wound dressing procedures, in person. You will also be provided with the necessary medical examinations under your doctor’s supervision at a predetermined time intervals.

    We realize the importance of regular physiotherapy after limb lengthening surgical procedures, thus acknowledge the fact that many of our patients would require help and assistance, in this regard. Therefore, we provide for our patients with, physical therapeutic sessions at our world class physical therapy centers, or if our patients wish to have their privacy, we would gladly provide more personalized session, which may take place at their hotel without any exhaustion, and we will always make necessary adjustments for your comfort and convenience, which is always our primary priority.

    Your health is our most important priority. Hence we are always negotiating with doctors and medical professionals, so we could provide you with the best services possible. We hope to see you smiling and joyful with your new stature and height, this is the only reason which makes our efforts worthwhile, making our team happy!
    For detailed information about our Limb Lengthening Surgery and Services packages, plus financial arrangements you can contact us on WhatsApp or by using Contact Form:

    MEDICAMENTS: Medicaments in Turkey are generally affordably priced.

    Monthly average costs: 20-80 euro

    Physiotherapy: In the period after limb lengthening surgery, individual physiotherapy service is provided at patient’s hotel with assistance from our experienced physiotherapists.

    Price per session: 30 euro

    X ray: Usually needed once or twice in a month.

    Price per x-ray:  70 euro

    Food: Turkish cuisine is known as 3rd tastiest in the world. Also, you can easily order your dinners and suppers via phone or mobile app.

    Average cost per serving: 1.5-7 euro.

    Device removal surgery: 1 day hospital stay, X-ray, Medicaments

    Cost: 750 euro

    Success Stories

    LEG LENGTHENING SURGERY DOCTOR

    Assoc. Prof. Dr Yuksel Yurttash

    1991-1997: Gülhane Military Medical Academy

    “Studying the Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Distracted Muscle and Bone Tissue”

    1. Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Association (TOTBİD)
    2. TOTBİD Kecioren (Pediatric Orthopedist) Branch
    3. TOTBİD (Arthroplasty Association)
    1. (1997 – 1998) GATA Trainee and Course Division
    2. (1998 – 2000) 70. Mknz. P. Tug. 1. Tnk. Tb. Commander Cizre/Shirnak (30 Yt, Infirmary Chief of Medical Staff)
    3. (2000 – 2004) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Research Assistant)
    4. (2004 – 2006) Girne Military Hospital / Cyprus
    5. (2006 – 2007) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Orthopedics and Traumatology Expert)
    6. (2007 – 2012) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Assistant Professor)
    7. (2010 – 2011) Duke University Foot – Ankle Surgery Visiting Scholar
    8. (2012 – 2016) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Faculty of Military Medicine, Associate Professor)
    9. (2017 – …) Private Esencan Hospital – Orthopedics and Traumatology Department
    1. Holyfix
    2. Lengthening Over Nails (LON)
    3. Precice 2.2
    4. Precice Stryde

    1.XIX. National Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Congress ‘The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Distracţed Muscle and Bone Texture’ presented in the ‘External Fixator’ section: Best oral presentation.

    1. Precice 2.2 – 37.250 €
    2. Precice Stryde – 52.250 €
    3. LON – 17.000 €
    4. Holyfix – 13.500 €
    5. Limb Discrepancy – 9.000 €
    6. Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs/Knock Knees) – 7.500 €
    7. Limb Shortening Surgery – 12.000 €
    8. Arm Lengthening – 9.000 €

    NOTE:

    1. Prices for patients coming from abroad will be given after consultation with the hospital management.
    2. As bone lengthening systems vary depending on patients, there may be increase or decrease for 10% in mentioned prices. Final pricing is done after the evaluation of x-rays of the patient.
    3. Price includes: treatment packages of 5-day stay in the hospital, the hospital charges, medicine charges, lengthening system fees and the cost of the operation (please check Our Services)
    4. Additional pricing is done for patients who want to stay in the hospital more than 5 days.
    5. Hospitality, nursing, physical therapy and etc. services are provided for patient who want to continue treatment in Istanbul.
    6. Pricing for unilateral shortness, shortness of fingers, shortness of arms and legs is done after the evaluation of the patient.

    Please contact our patient consultants for arrangement of an online/face to face consultation: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp)

    FAQ

    There are Ilizarov, Holyfix, LON/LATN, Precice methods which are used in limb lengthening surgery. LON is currently the most preferred method by our patients due to its short recovery period and relatively low price. However, Precice is much safer, more comfortable and less risky method, although it can be pricey for some patients. For detailed information, please visit Limb Lengthening Surgery Methods

    For cosmetic reasons, it is preferable not to lengthen over 6-8 cm per segment. We believe that safety and health of our patients need to come first. It is extremely dangerous and risky to attempt lengthening femurs more than 8 cm and tibia more than 7 cm. If a patient desires to gain, for example, something between 10-15 cm, it is more reasonable to get 5-8 cm on femur, then later 5-7 cm on tibia

    Limb lengthening procedure and the following recovery process may take some time, but eventually you can get back your pre-surgery health and do sports that you want. For many types of sports, you may have to wait up to 1-1.5 years after your surgery. The main thing to do is to be patient, stick to the instructions of your LL doctor, take physiotherapy sessions and care about your overall health.

    Scars that are formed on the legs after surgery depend on the method of operation. The most scars occurs in the ilizarov method and the least occurs in the internal fixation method. As a matter of fact, these scars can be reduced and became unnoticeable by aesthetic methods.

    It is actually possible to become shorter with limb shortening surgery. You can become up to 4-5 cm shorter with this surgery. For more info about this surgery feel free to contact us.

    Pain is a very individual thing in limb lengthening, but most patients have the most pain in the first week or so after the effect of anesthesia goes away. This difficult period can be overcome with the help of painkiller pills and injections. As time passes, pain fades away and it is usually minimal on the 2–3 rd weeks.

    Pain is a very individual thing in limb lengthening, but most patients have the most pain in the first week or so after the effect of anesthesia goes away. This difficult period can be overcome with the help of painkiller pills and injections. As time passes, pain fades away and it is usually minimal on the 2–3 rd weeks.

    Consultation with doctor is free of charge.

    It is recommended to do stretching exercises, go swimming etc. in order to increase the flexibility of leg muscles. Besides physical preparation for surgery, it is equally important to prepare yourself psychologically. It can be beneficial to have conversations with those who already had LL surgery. You may also want to watch and read about the experiences of our LL patients Hasan’s video diary My reflection for having limb lengthening surgery (Michael from Australia)

    Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has less percentages of risk compared to many surgical procedures. One of the possible complications are non-union or slow union of bones which may be a reason for another operation to correct this. Moreover, there is a very tiny probability of serious infection. Minor infection on the surface is seen in many patients and it is quite treatable without causing serious problems. We must note that since it is an internal method, Precice has lower infection risks compared to other methods.

    After deciding to have a lengthening surgery, you should be very careful about your choice of doctor and method. You can make the right decision for yourself by examining the doctor, patient’ diaries and method information in detail. You can contact us by clicking “Contact us” section for detailed information.

    Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has less percentages of risk compared to many surgical procedures. One of the possible complications are non-union or slow union of bones which may be a reason for another operation to correct this. Moreover, there is a very tiny probability of serious infection. Minor infection on the surface is seen in many patients and it is quite treatable without causing serious problems. We must note that since it is an internal method, Precice has lower infection risks compared to other methods.

    Yes of course. We see enormous interest from various places of the world, especially from the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada etc. Since high quality limb lengthening operations and post-op services are very expensive in most of these countries, Turkey appears to be a good choice by means of both reasonable price and high quality. Similarly, from countries such as Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Azerbaijan there are many people interested in leg lengthening surgery in Turkey. After undergoing LL surgery, our patients from abroad can return home after staying in hospital for 5-7 days and continue the procedure from their own country, or they can request for accommodation close to the hospital and get help from us. Those who stay far away can have check-ups and send the results and images via WhatsApp for doctor evaluation.

    Yes of course. We see enormous interest from various places of the world, especially from the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada etc. Since high quality limb lengthening operations and post-op services are very expensive in most of these countries, Turkey appears to be a good choice by means of both reasonable price and high quality. Similarly, from countries such as Indonesia, India, Cambodia and Azerbaijan there are many people interested in leg lengthening surgery in Turkey. After undergoing LL surgery, our patients from abroad can return home after staying in hospital for 5-7 days and continue the procedure from their own country, or they can request for accommodation close to the hospital and get help from us. Those who stay far away can have check-ups and send the results and images via WhatsApp for doctor evaluation.

    Cosmetic limb lengthening surgery and the following distraction process is and must be done within safe and acceptable limits. These maximum limits are 7–8 cm for femur, and 6–7 cm for tibia. If a patient doesn’t have already too thin and/or unusually long legs, then this amount of leg length increase is not likely to cause body disproportion. Up to now, none of our limb lengthening patients have had a complaint in this regard.

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