Limb Lengthening Cost In India

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Limb Lengthening cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.102120 to Rs.136160. Cost for International patients is between USD 2070 to USD 2530.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 7 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Limb Lengthening is achieved using the body's capacity to regenerate new bone as well as the soft tissues, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves that surround and support it.

The procedure begins with an operation called an osteotomy, in which the Orthopaedic Surgeon cuts the bone to be lengthened.

The limb (usually the upper or lower leg) is then stabilized using one of several different external and internal fixation devices.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Limb Lengthning procedure includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost [some tests that may be required includes an x-ray of the leg to determine the exact length, a blood test, and possibly a bone density test]
  • Surgery cost 
  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
  • Medicine cost (Lovenox is given for two weeks post-surgery, painkillers etc.)
  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note: Generally, the surgery can add up to 2 inches to a patient's height. One inch is increased per month after the consolidation of 3 months.

Factors affecting cost of Limb Lengthening

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing or single room)
  • Additional tests, if required
  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as nerve damage, muscle damage, joint contracture, dislocations, etc.) 
  • Cost of Blood products (if required)
  • An extended stay at the Hospital
  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Limb Lengthening in India

Listing approximate price of Limb Lengthening and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Limb Lengthening Rs.102120 to Rs.136160

List of Centers for Limb Lengthening in India

Popular Cities in India for Limb Lengthening are:

Leading Hospitals for Limb Lengthening in India

Doctors for Limb Lengthening in India

The right doctor to consult for Limb Lengthening is an Orthopaedic and a Joint Replacement Surgeon.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. IPS Oberoi

Dr. IPS Oberoi

Head of Department, 35 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. IPS Oberoi Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Joint Replacement Surgery</li> <li>Arthroscopy & Arthroscopic Surgery for Labral Tear of Hip</li> <li>Arthroscopic Surgery for Sports Injury</li> <li> ACL / PCL Procedures</li> <li>Meniscus Repair Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Rajeev Verma

Dr. Rajeev Verma

Senior Consultant, 27 years of experience

Manipal Hospitals Dwarka, DelhiLocation

<p>Dr. Rajeev Verma's Specializations are:</p> <ul> <li>Orthopedics & Joint Replacement Surgeries</li> <li> Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries</li> <li>Management of Complex Trauma</li> <li>Limb Reconstruction Procedures</li> </ul>

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Senior Consultant, 50 years of experience

Medanta - The Medicity, GurgaonLocation

<p>Specializations of Dr. Ashok Rajgopal are listed under:</p> <ul> <li>Bone and Joint Replacement</li> <li>Knee Surgery</li> <li>Arthroscopic Ligament Surgeries</li> <li>Robotic Surgery</li> <li>Hip Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Director, 25 years of experience

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New DelhiLocation

<p>Specializations of Dr. Ramneek Mahajan are listed under:</p> <ul> <li>Total Hip and Knee Replacement Procedures</li> <li>Shoulder Replacement Surgery</li> <li>Spine Surgery</li> <li>Arthroscopic Surgery</li> <li>Minimally Invasive Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Bhushan Nariani

Dr. Bhushan Nariani

Director, 25 years of experience

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New DelhiLocation

<p>Specializations of Dr. Bhushan Nariani are listed under:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Knee & Hip Replacement</li> <li class="rtejustify">General Trauma Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Complex Revision Arthroplasty</li> <li class="rtejustify">Fracture Treatment</li> </ul>

Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala

Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala

Director, 26 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

<p>Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Advanced Arthroscopy of Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Ankle, Elbow and Wrist</li> <li class="rtejustify">Shoulder Surgery & Shoulder Replacements</li> <li class="rtejustify">Allograft Transplants for Ligament</li> <li class="rtejustify">Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Cartilage Reconstructive Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Jayant Arora

Dr. Jayant Arora

Director, 28 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Jayant Arora Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>ACL & PCL Reconstruction</li> <li>Arthroscopy</li> <li>Hip and Joint Replacement Surgery</li> <li>Ligament Reconstruction</li> <li>Knee Osteotomy</li> </ul>

Dr. AB Govindaraj

Dr. AB Govindaraj

Consultant, 43 years of experience

MGM Healthcare, ChennaiLocation

<p>Dr. AB Govindaraj Specializes in:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Shoulder and Hip Replacement Procedures</li> <li class="rtejustify">Instrumentation Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Single Sitting Bilateral Total Knee Replacement</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions</li> </ul>

Dr. Subhash Jangid

Dr. Subhash Jangid

Director, 25 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Subhash Jangid Specializes in:</p> <ul> <li>Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries</li> <li>Cartilage and Ligament Surgeries</li> <li>Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction</li> <li>Arthroscopy of Elbow, Hip, Shoulder and Knee</li> </ul>

Dr. Ritabh Kumar

Dr. Ritabh Kumar

Chief, 26 years of experience

Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New DelhiLocation

Closed fractures, Stress fractures, Dislocation

Dr. Manoj Miglani

Dr. Manoj Miglani

Senior Consultant, 27 years of experience

Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New DelhiLocation

<p>Dr. Manoj Miglani specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries</li> <li>Endoscopic Procedures and Fixations</li> <li>Spinal Trauma</li> </ul>

Dr. Yatinder Kharbanda

Dr. Yatinder Kharbanda

Senior Consultant, 37 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

<p>Specializations of Dr. Yatinder Kharbanda are:</p> <ul> <li>Hip Replacement Surgeries</li> <li>Trauma Surgeries</li> <li>Arthroscopy Spine Surgery</li> <li>Sports Injury Treatment & Surgeries</li> <li>Hand, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, and Shoulder Surgeries</li> <li>Fracture care & Back Pain</li> <li>Back pain Management</li> </ul>

Dr. Ishwar Bohra

Dr. Ishwar Bohra

Senior Consultant, 24 years of experience

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New DelhiLocation

<p>Dr. Ishwar Bohra Specializes in:</p> <ul> <li>Arthritis Treatment</li> <li>Bursitis Dislocation</li> <li>Treatment of Joint Pain, Joint Swelling & Inflammation</li> <li>Bone Deformities & Bone Tumors Management</li> <li>Management of Spinal Deformities, Spinal Stenosis & Spinal Cord Injuries</li> </ul>

Dr. KMK Varma

Dr. KMK Varma

Consultant, 45 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Braces For Osteoarthritis

Dr. Vishwanath MS

Dr. Vishwanath MS

Consultant, 37 years of experience

Manipal Hospital (Old Airport Road) BangaloreLocation

Diabetic Foot Check-Up, Foot Injury Treatment, High-Risk Wound Care, Lower Extremity Wound Care, Ankle-Brachial Index

Dr. Sanjay Desai

Dr. Sanjay Desai

Principal Consultant, 38 years of experience

Breach Candy Hospital, MumbaiLocation

<p>Dr. Sanjay Desai Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Knee Surgery</li> <li>Arthroscopy</li> <li>Shoulder Injury Treatment & Surgery</li> <li>Fracture Treatment</li> </ul>

Dr. Shreyash Gajjar

Dr. Shreyash Gajjar

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder, Wrist Ligament Reconstruction, Cartilage Surgery, Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscus

Dr. Billy Paul Wilson

Dr. Billy Paul Wilson

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

MIOT International, ChennaiLocation

<p>Dr. Billy Paul Wilson Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Minimally Invasive Knee Correction</li> <li class="rtejustify">Frozen Shoulder Treatment</li> <li class="rtejustify">Knee Osteotomy & Orthopedic Knee Replacement</li> <li class="rtejustify">Sports Injury Treatment/Management</li> <li class="rtejustify">Ligament and Tendon Repair</li> <li class="rtejustify">Knee Arthroplasty</li> </ul>

Dr. Prabhat Lakkireddi

Dr. Prabhat Lakkireddi

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Location

Knee Replacement Hip Resurfacing Joint Replacement Surgery Minimally Invasive Knee Correction ACL Reconstruction Arthroscopy Hip Replacement Arthritis Management Fracture Treatment Cartilage Surgery Advanced Therapies (Ozone, Growth Factors, Stem Cells) Knee Pain Treatment Shoulder Pain Hip Pain Treatment Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Ligament Reconstruction Physiotherapy for Sports Injury Rehabilitation Minimally Invasive Hip Correction Bankart Repair Shoulder Replacement Elbow Replacement Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment Stem Cell Therapy Stem Cell Transplantation Stem Cell Therapy For Orthopedic Conditions Frozen Shoulder Treatment Shoulder SLAP (Tear) Lesions PRP Sports Medicine Sports Injury Treatment/Management Articular Pain Treatment Complex Trauma Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Joint Dislocation Treatment Joint and Muscle Problems Joint Pain Treatment Bone Trauma Reconstruction and Bone Lengthening Computer Assisted Joint Replacement-B Braun Aesculap Orthopilot Joint Pain Management Shoulder Bone Grafting Ligament and Tendon Repair Achilles Tendon Rupture Treatment Articular Degenerative Disease Treatment Knee care

Dr. Prithvi Mohandas

Dr. Prithvi Mohandas

Director, 20 years of experience

MIOT International, ChennaiLocation

<p>Dr. Prithvi Mohandas Specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Hip Replacement Surgeries</li> <li class="rtejustify">Minimally Invasive Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Leg Injury Treatment & Management</li> <li class="rtejustify">Knee Replacement Surgery</li> </ul>

Success Rate

The success rate is high and varies between 89-95%.

Possible risks of Limb Lengthening may include Infection, Delayed bone healing, Stiffness, and Swelling.

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Limb Lengthening

Before the Procedure (8 Questions):

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery. If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.

Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it. Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Generally, the surgery can add 2 inches to a patient's height.1 inch is increased per month after the consolidation of 3 months.

Yes, the arms-length can be extended too.

Limb lengthening surgery can be done safely and effectively in both children and adults–including those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s.

Limb lengthening surgery is the procedure which is being used for lengthening the bones in the arms and legs region and this is a gradual process which makes your bones and soft tissues to slowly increase in length. This procedure will take several months to be completed.

No, limb lengthening surgery is not painful you will be under general anesthesia you will not feel any pain or sensation. If  you ae using a lengthening rod inside the bone or external fixator there will be soreness as the bones and muscles lengthen and you will be given medicines  for reducing pain.

Limb lengthening surgery can be done in both children and adults who are in the age of 20s to 60s.

This surgery involves series of treatment and it has a long recovery period along with some risks also. But it can even add few inches of length to a leg and it is done under general anaesthesia.

During the Procedure (4 Questions):

It usually lasts for 1.5-2 hours.

The time duration of limb lengthening surgery will take around two hours to complete and the lengthening process will take around two to three months.

Limb lengthening surgery stimulates the bone in legs or arms for longer growth. In this procedure the bone is cut and it is being attached with  device which slowly moves the two ends of bone apart. When the bone space is opened the two ends of the bone will grow and fill the gap.

As we lengthen the bone we are stretching the soft tissues near the bone. As compared to daily stretching you can also do tight hamstrings but with gentle stretching. Patient is monitored very closely during this procedure, if the nerve is getting stretched too far or a muscle is getting too tight and slow down and can even stop the lengthening procedure.

Post the Procedure (8 Questions):

The patient will stay in the hospital for three days.

Healing usually requires from eight to 12 weeks, at which time full activities can be resumed.

In the case of leg shortening surgery, two to three weeks of hospitalization is common. Occasionally, a cast is placed on the leg for three to four weeks.

Depending upon your doctor the follow-up visits may or may not be required.

When your new bone is fully formed you can do any activity like before but for the first few days you have to adjust with the new length of your muscles but it will too long time.

This procedure has got some serious risks such as nerve damage, muscle damage, joint contracture, dislocations  and arthritis. Patient should know about this surgery from before while they are deciding about the treatment.

After spending a little time of healing you can get back to your normal routine as early as possible.  If you have a lengthening rod then you will not be able to put all your weight on the leg being lengthened and you have to use crutches until the bone is almost completely healed. If you have an external fixator, the frame will support your whole body weight and after a few weeks you won’t need crutches.

During the initial days of the surgery you have to visit your doctor for every weeks and  after completing your first month you need to visit your doctor for every months after surgery.

The amount of time needed for limb lengthening surgery is decided by the growth of your limbs. Irrespective of the technique, it will take around six to nine months from the time of surgery.

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