Hello. Are both of the shin-bones and thigh-bones operated at the same time in limb lengthening surgery with magnetic nail technique? How long does it take until the patient can stand up and walk after the surgery? I mean when can you return to your social life? I’m 152 cm tall, if we say that my shinbone is around 30 cm and my thigh bone is 35 cm, how much extension can we achieve? Thanks in advance.
Merve Hanim, Since lengthening surgery is very complicated, I should first examine you. Good day Dr.Cengiz Sen
Merve, these questions you ask are not correct to be answered like a simple math question differs from patient to patient. We prefer to have a ratio between thigh and tibia such as 10-8. the amount of safe extension is between 25-30 percent, but there are patients we extend over this, but I do not establish a binding sentence on this issue without seeing you. it wouldn't be right. thigh bone 8 cm tibia 5 cm extension looks good for your proportions. at the same time to extend both the thigh and tibia do not see fit. There is no point in pushing the body's limits. but after the first surgery, the extension is over, at least 3 months, sometimes 6 months later to do the other session that even a little forced, it would be more appropriate with respect Dr. Halil balci