Limb lengthening is a popular procedure to correct a limb length discrepancy. The procedure allows the short leg to "catch up" with the long leg and equalize limb length. When bone breaks, it naturally regenerates and the fracture gets fixed. Limb lengthening works by separating the bone and very slowly pulling apart the bone segments so that new bone continues to form in the gap. Since the bone segments are slowly distracted, the bone results in increased length.
Limb lengthening surgeries are not done for esthetical purposes. Discrepancy between the legs that affects daily life is the main cause for this surgery. There are 2 different systems available for this type of treatment. First and most used one is ilizarovs cage which consists on external instrumentation. This method costs much less than the other method. However, this method also has greater risk for inflammation and complication with prolonged healing. This whole process would cost you approximately $50,000 USD at our clinic. Second type of method is where we use intrameduller screws with magnetic properties to mimic ilizarovs cage. Although this one has much less infection and complication risk, it is much more expensive than the other. This would cost you approximately $100,000 USD at our clinic (this price change caused by screw prices). You should realize that this process may take up to 2 years to be fully recovered and back to daily life according to your discrepancy. We will be lengthening your leg 1mm each day and when we reach desired length, we would need to fixate bones to that position and wait them to fully heal. Finally we would be removing all the instrumentation.
Istanbul, Turkey is renowned as an ideal destination for patients who want to undergo a Limb lengthening surgery. There are numerous world-class clinics that offer affordable and comprehensive packages for those wanting to improve their limbs.
You may find that the same provider is offering different package prices for Limb lengthening in Istanbul, Turkey. This happens due to relative factors such as:
The doctor at the clinic would ask you to go for laboratory tests to ascertain issues and plan your treatment course of action. Based on that, the doctor may consult over the phone and explain the treatment plan for you.
Complexity Level: Medium
Cost: Limb lengthening with ilizarovs cage cost you approximately $50,000, whereas the second method where we use intrameduller screws with magnetic properties to mimic ilizarovs cage would cost you approximately $100,000.
Note: Final prices are determined after physical evaluation and laboratory reports analysis
Length of Stay: 7-10 days
Note: The duration may vary depending upon the chosen procedure of Limb lengthening.
Note: The laboratory tests are done at least 7-10 days prior to the procedure. The particular tests are prescribed after a complete physical evaluation of the patient.
Payment Options: Cash, credit card, wire transfer
Note: The center may require a money deposit once a patient decides to receive the treatment.
Istanbul and the surrounding province of the country are served by Adnan Menderes Airport. The airport connects this place with the rest of the world and you won’t have any problem to visit the city. Istanbul is also connected by the highways and you can travel by road as well.
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