Limb Lengthening Surgery in Turkey

The #1 choice for limb lengthening surgery in Turkey.

Meet with Your Limb Lengthening Surgery Physician

  • Medical School: Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine – Istanbul, Turkey (2002-2008)
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital – 2014
  1. Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital – (2014-2018)
  2. Private Vega Hospital, Çorlu, Tekirdağ – (2018-2019)
  3. Private Medi Life Hospital, Bağcılar, İstanbul – (2019-2021)
  4. Beykent University Hospital (2021 – Still working)
  5. ISOLS International Socaity of Limb Salvage
  6. FACS American Collage of Surgeon
  1. Limb lengthening Surgery (Adult & Pediatric)
  2. Leg Lengthening Surgery
  3. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
  4. Prosthetic surgery
  5. Arthroscopic surgery
  1. Precice 2.2

  2. Precice Stryde

  3. LON

  4. Limb Discrepancy

  5. Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs/Knock Knees)

  6. Limb Shortening Surgery

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

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Op. Dr. Yunus Öç

-> High reliability, compared to classical external methods. Intramedullary nails add more stabilization to the bone.
-> Early removal of external devices, allowing earlier return to normal activities of daily living. In comparison, in the Holyfix method, patients have to walk, sleep and live with external devices for 9-12 months or more.
-> Most importantly, reasonable costs, compared to other newer systems such as PRECICE or STRYDE.

-> Lengthening starts after 4-5 days after 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 amount lengthened.
-> Patients have to use a wheelchair during lengthening, as the Precice 2.2 intramedullary nails cannot support the weight of the patient and the mechanisms can be damaged if weight is placed on them.

-> “PRECICE STRYDE” nails are made of stainless steel, which have proven to be much stronger and more resilient than “PRECICE 2” intramedullary nails made of titanium.
-> PRECICE STRYDE” and its stainless steel nails can easily support the full weight of the patients; thus, only a few weeks of using the crutch, patients are usually able to move. In comparison, the “PRECICE 2” system did not support the full weight, as the titanium pins could only support a partial weight, requiring the use of wheelchairs, crutches or some other type of support device to get around.
-> “The use of anticoagulant medication” is not mandatory with PRECICE STRYDE , which reduces costs.

INCLUDED SERVICES IN THE SURGERY COST

  • Welcoming our patients at the airport
    VIP Transportation
    Accommodation in a 4-star hotel for 2 days before the operation
    An English translator who will assist you during hospitalisation
    Istanbul tour, including historical and touristic areas, also boat tour, and meals in famous restaurants
    Medical examinations before the surgical operation
    5-days of hospitalization
    Physiotherapist’s assistance and related medications during the patient’s hospitalization
    Walker, crutches & wheelchair
    Limb Lengthening Patient Kit with 40 pages patient guide
    X-ray service in the hotel room without disturbing the comfort of the patient
    FREE consultation with doctors and consultants, whenever the patient needs.
    All hospital charges, both operation and recovery process.
    Hospital, Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Surgery assistant fees are all included.

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.

For your comfort, the beds can be adjusted electronically. Control panels are located next to your bed. Your nurse will explain how you can control them. For your safety, the side rails of your bed are raised. If the side rails of your bed are raised, press the help button before attempting to get out of bed.

The calling button is located at your bed. When the button is activated the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. The staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. Also, each bathroom has a button for emergencies.

When you decide to visit our hospital and come to Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport to welcome you. You will then get acquainted with the hospital staff and doctors and you will be briefed about the surgery and the post-operative period. We are a dedicated, understanding team that takes care of each and every aspect of our patients’ limb lengthening journey. In addition, our friendly staff ensures that you will like with our medical equipment, caring doctors, and friendly staff…

Our rooms are well equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Each room has a television. You can spend some quality time with your companion (if you have one) in a private room, and you are free to use our multimedia services (TV, Internet).

If you wish to be close to the doctor and feel more comfortable after the limb lengthening surgery, we will organize the necessary placement procedures for you to have a healthy lengthening process in 4 or 5 star hotels, depending on your preference. We will inform you about the length of your hotel stay prior to your trip. We offer 2 packages including: hotel stay (depending on your preference), food – 3 times in one day, wound dressing, physiotherapy and regular check-ups.

Our cleaning staff will come to your room every day to clean. If you are sleeping or the schedule is not suitable, they will come back later or the next day.

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 can always contact your patient advisor in your native language to solve problems with follow-up procedures, appointments or any other issues. We will do our best to make you one of us and not make you feel like a foreigner in our country.

The success of a surgical operation always requires good follow-up care. The nurse who will assist you during the postoperative period will come to visit you at the hotel and make the necessary health checks. If you need a nurse or if you wish, the nurse will also see you in person. You will also undergo the necessary medical examinations under the supervision of your doctor at predetermined intervals.

We are aware of the importance of regular physical therapy after limb lengthening surgical procedures, so we recognize the fact that many of our patients would need help and assistance, in this regard. Therefore, we provide our patients with physical, therapeutic sessions in our world-class physiotherapy centers, or if our patients wish to have their privacy, we will be happy to provide a more personalized session, which can take place in your hotel without any exhaustion, and we will always make the necessary adjustments for your comfort and convenience, which is always our top priority.

Accommodation Packages for Post-Operative Process​

One of our most important missions is to welcome our patients from abroad in the best possible way as a wannabetaller team. In addition to providing you with the best hygienic environment, qualified doctors and the best service, we offer you all kinds of facilities that meet your needs. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe during your visit. The facilities we offer for your needs in the following.

Kumburgaz Marin Princess Hotel

Accommodation + 3 meals/day

Physiotherapy (20 sessions a month)

X-rays, tests & examinations

Medications

Psychologic Counselling Service (Twice a month)

Fitness, Free WI-FI internet, daily room cleaning, clean towels, and linen changes

24/7 business center use for those who continue their work remotely

Activities outside the hotel and special tours for the patients to relax, breathe, and increase their motivation once a month

All inclusive: 2,450$

Detached House

The price range varies depending on the size, location and condition of the house. Home stay prices range from 550 $ to 1350 $.

During the homestay, medical services such as x-rays, medication, a caregiver (optional) and physiotherapy are required. We will take care of these for an extra charge. The prices for these services are as follows;

Physiotherapy (Per session): 
30 – 40 $

X-rays, tests & examinations per month: 90 – 110 $

Medications: 70 – 80 $

Psychologic Counselling Service (Once a month): 30 $

Patients Returning Back to Their Daily Lives

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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 reduce height with limb shortening surgery. With this surgery it is possible to shorten up to 4-5 cm. For more information about this surgery please do not hesitate 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.

Please contact our patient consultants for arrangement of an online consultation in consideration of extra charge, which is 80 $: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp)

 

 

Stretching exercises, swimming, etc. are recommended to increase the flexibility of the leg muscles. In addition to physical preparation for surgery, it is equally important to prepare psychologically. It can be beneficial to have conversations with those who have already had LL surgery. You can also watch and read the experiences of our LL patients Hasan’s video diary “My Reflection” for undergoing limb lengthening surgery (Michael from Australia)

Contrary to popular belief, limb lengthening surgery has lower risk rates compared to many surgical procedures. One of the possible complications is non-union or slow union of the bones, which may require another operation to correct. In addition, there is a very small chance of serious infection. In many patients a minor surface infection is seen and is quite treatable without causing serious problems. It should be noted that as an internal method, Precice has less risk of infection compared to other methods.

After deciding to undergo a lengthening operation, you should be very careful about the doctor and the method. You can make the right decision by examining the doctor, patient diaries and information about the method in detail. You can contact us by clicking on the “Contact” section for detailed information.

During the lengthening process, the risks of augmentation surgery include acute pain due to the development of muscles, vessels and nerves. In addition, muscle weakness may occur due to immobility of the leg, which cannot be actively used during the lengthening process. In patients who do not undergo a good rehabilitation process, problems such as stiffness and restrictions in joint movements called “contracture” may occur. In lower leg extensions; if the patient extends more than their muscles and nerves can support, then the Achilles tendon can become short and short Achilles syndrome (ballerina syndrome) can occur. The recommended amount of extension is 5-7 cm for the lower leg and 6-8 cm for the upper leg. Controls should be increased especially from 4-5 cm and physiotherapy exercises should not be neglected. Stretching exercises before the operation will make the operation process more comfortable; they will help the muscles and nerves to stretch more easily. Stretching exercises before the operation will make the operation process more comfortable; they will help the muscles and nerves to stretch more easily.

Yes, of course. We see a huge interest from various parts of the world, especially from the USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, etc. Since high quality limb lengthening operations and post-operative services are very expensive in most of these countries, Turkey seems to be a good option both for its reasonable price and high quality. Also, 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 the hospital for 5-7 days and continue the procedure from their own country, or they can apply for accommodation near the hospital and get help from us. Those staying far away can have check-ups and send the results and images via WhatsApp for the doctor to evaluate.

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 posterior distraction process are and should be performed within safe and acceptable limits. These maximum limits are 7-8 cm for the femur and 6-7 cm for the tibia. If a patient does not already have legs that are too thin and/or unusually long, then this amount of leg length increase is not likely to cause body disproportion. So far, none of our limb lengthening patients have had a complaint in this regard.

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