Internal Methods

‘Precice 2’ and ‘Precice Stryde’ methods offer the most comfortable and safe limb lengthening experience available for patients worldwide.
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Precice 2.2

  • External or Internal: Internal
  • Walking During Lengthening: X
  • External Fixator Usage: X
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm / Femur: 8cm

‘Precice 2’ by the Nuvasive USA, offers a revolution in Limb Lengthening surgery; for almost all the history of limb lengthening surgeries; doctors…

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Precice Stryde

  • External or Internal: Internal
  • Walking During Lengthening: 
  • External Fixator Usage: X
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm / Femur: 8cm

‘Precice Stryde’ is the latest and most advanced limb lengthening system available anywhere in the world. Largely, the ‘Precice Stryde’ is a newer version…

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Combined Method

The combined method (LON) works with two devices, an internal intramedullary nail that is attached to a mono-lateral type external fixator.
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LON

  • External or Internal: Combined
  • Walking During Lengthening: 
  • External Fixator Usage: 3 months
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm / Femur: 8cm

‘LON’ stands for Lengthening Over Nails’, which literally means that the bones are distracted or lengthened with an internal nail; however the bones are lengthened using a mono-lateral type external fixator device…

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External Method

There are two types of external limb lengthening methods: Holyfix and Ilizarov
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Ilizarov

  • External or Internal: External
  • Walking During Lengthening:
  • External Fixator Usage:
  • Bone Healing: 9-12 months
  • Full Recovery: 1-1,5 years
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm / Femur: 8cm

‘Ilizarov’ was the first successfully explored methodology for bone lengthening, whereby the bone is fixed with thin wires and circular external fixator devices.

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Holyfix

  • External or Internal: External
  • Walking During Lengthening: 
  • External Fixator Usage:
  • Bone Healing: 5-6 months
  • Full Recovery: 9-12 months
  • Max. Height Gain: Tibia: 5-7cm / Femur: 8cm

‘Holyfix’ method is a monolateral rod type method that has been used in success since 1997. It is an improved version of Wagner and De Bastiani’s methodology.

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Other Surgeries

Note:

Device removal surgery cost is 750 euro and is NOT included in total cost.

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  • I was wondering if you can tell me how to get arm lengthening? Are there clinics that can do the humerus? thanks

    • Hello, thanks for your comment, arm lengthening is provided by our doctor. After you provide an X-ray image for our doctor, he will tell you which method should be performed on the humerus bone. A maximum of 4 cm can be achieved on the upper arm. For more information and personalized consultation please contact us via WhatsApp/Telegram +90 531 988 30 90 or e-mail [email protected]
      Regards,
      WannaBeTaller Team

  • Hello. I would like to ask how many centimeters you can lengthen the lower leg and thigh, with a peak morning height of 182.5 cm.After a three-hour walk with a short-term exercise with additional weight (about 60 minutes), I sag to 180 cm.I would like to increase my height by 15 cm in general (femur+tibia) or 20 cm in two stages(for example tibia after a year from the first operation) I read that this is possible. In terms of proportions, I have a shorter lower leg in relation to the thigh, and in general, it seems to me an elongated torso in relation to the legs. (possibly medium) What is the likelihood of complications during the period of wearing the device? Have there been any deaths in your practice, for example, from anaphylactic shock after spinal anesthesia or infection while the patient was in the clinic? What did people complain about after being discharged from the hospital and how much did they recover for life as before the operation? Will it be possible to work with the same additional weight in the squat / deadlift after a year or two (200-250 kg) Will the ligaments recover and get stronger over time? Will there be an increased risk of bone fracture? What will be the price when lengthening in two stages femur + tibia (repeated lengthening after a year) or in one stage. I’m sorry for using google translate. Thanks

    • Hello Mr.Aleksandr, thanks for your comment.
      Maximum height gain for the femur is 8 cm and 7 cm for the tibia. In terms of proportionality, you and the doctor will decide how many centimeters you should achieve considering the body ratio. Both tibia and femur are not advised to be lengthened at the same time, because it is too risky to get through the process. The doctor would not like to approach to do it as well and he advises waiting 3/6 months after the removal surgery. Besides, the more you exceed the maximum height limit, the more complications are most likely to occur after the surgery such as loss of feeling, lack of mobility, nerve damage, and so on. We have never experienced the death of a patient because of the surgery. Mostly, infection on the surface is seen among patients who had Lon surgery. After people are discharged from the hospital,
      they of course complain about the pain, but it is quite normal. They sometimes have stiffness and extreme swellings, however, they are natural reactions after the surgery. They can be treatable with medications and exercise. When it comes to the recovery time, that depends on the speed of the process. Some can start walking properly immediately after the removal surgery or some can start walking after 4 months from the surgery. If you would like to do extreme activities&sports, we highly advise patients to avoid doing them for at least 1/1,5 years as much as possible. When the bone is completely healed, it will regain its old functionality and strong. Unless you hit hard somewhere or have an accident, it cannot get fractured so easily. The price will double if you go for a second surgery.
      For more information and personalized consultation please contact us via WhatsApp/Telegram +90 531 988 30 90 or e-mail [email protected]
      Regards,
      WannaBeTaller Team

  • Bonjour,
    J’ai le tibia et le fémur gauches qui nécessitent un rallongement de deux (2) centimètres.
    Prière de m’envoyer un devis.
    Salutations.

  • Are there any financial aid, loans, payment plans available?
    Are companies offering financial assistance of any kind?

  • With the Lon method can I go home to Australia and work will recovery. How many hours a day would I be able to stand for

    • Hello,

      Thank you for your comment.

      You can return home after you are discharged from the hospital but you will have to come back after 3 months for External Fixator Removal Surgery.

      As for the other question, we might need some information about your type of work.

      In order to provide you a better consultation, kindly contact us via WhatsApp +90 533 988 3090 or e-mail [email protected]

      Regards,
      Wanna Be Taller team – Nour

  • Hi .does weight matter before doing limb lengthening surgery.what are the requirements?could u pls help me

    • Hello Mr. Saif;

      Weight is matters for Limb Lengthining surgery. 95 Kg is the limit for having Leg Lengthening surgery. We recommend the Limb Lengthening surgery between 19 – 45 years old people. If you are not between this age range you must apply bone mineral density test before your Leg Lengthening surgery and also your medical past is matters. If you have you must explain your medical past during your consultation with our doctor.

      If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask us via mail, whatsapp or via our social media.

      Thank you

  • Limb lengthening surgery methods have been improved drastically in the last several years. Scary, cumbersome and unreliable Ilizarov devices, the photos of which are being used to scare people, have been replaced with compact external devices or internal motorized nails. Internal devices are even not visible from outside and much more comfortable, and less risky.

    • Dear Josefine Munch,

      First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comment and interest in limb lengthening and correctional surgery. Now, limb lengthening surgery was primarily developed as a surgical method to provide treatment options to patients suffering from dwarfism of limited stature; and medical progress and innovation have come a long way from the Ilizarov method which was mastered for limb correction almost 70 years ago.

      Now, however, innovations like Precice and Stryde nails; represent the latest in research in Limb lengthening treatments; whereby internal devices and nails are all that required; with less recovery time and providing much more in patients comfort, at the same time eliminating the risk which existed with external devices such as post-surgery infections.

      Thank you for contacting us; for more information and questions contact us directly at [email protected] or through Phone or Whatsapp: +90 531 988 3090

      Wannabetaller Team

  • Which one is combined system and what is the max lengthening that can be done without causing a disproportioned body and how is it possible that prices like 60KTRY are available for precice stryde in some hospitals?

    • Hello Mr. David Dogan Ruben,

      I hope you having a good day. Now, I will try to answer your questions below:

      1. The Combine method is LON Method; which involves both an intramedullary nail and an external fixator device for distraction.

      2. The recommended safe zone for lengthening for the Femur is 6 to 8 cms and for the Tibia is 5 to 7 cms.

      3. Lastly, the price of Precice Stryde as quoted by your question is impossible; irrespective of Turkey or anywhere in the world. I am guessing you may be referring to LON Method which is possible in this price zone.

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