Saturday, January 28, 2023

Breaking femur to lengthen it: The new trend

This technique of lengthening the bone was discovered by a Soviet orthopedic doctor, Gavril Ilizarov, who treated soldiers on the battlefields of World War II and found that their femur bones had spread after fractures, so he created a developed a method that involved breaking the femur bone—but without compromising the periosteum—, separating it in a section, and hoping that the same bone would fill that section over time. “The technology has evolved a lot, but really the basic idea is the same: what we do is the bone itself fills the space and that’s where the patient gets the extra centimeters they need.”Deviparshad explained.


In newer aesthetic treatments to increase height, surgeons drill through the bones of the legs which then split in two, and shortly thereafter surgically place a metal rod in contact with the inside of the bone and screw it in. The stern is held there by a chain. As the days pass, the said metal bar lengthens up to a millimeter a day and this metal opening closes. When the patient reaches the desired height, the natural process of new bone formation begins.

“At my first consultation, the doctor made it very clear to me how difficult the surgery was going to be. I was worried about what I could do once I had the extra inches. Would I still be able to walk? What i can still run?”, Sam told the BBC, implying that he predicted a long post-surgery recovery process. In fact, the Briton will undergo physiotherapy twice a week for six months in order to be able to walk again. Had been. “It was a very humiliating experience. It’s kind of crazy… It’s like getting new legs and learning to walk again. It looks like cosmetic surgery, but I did it more for my mental health than anything else.”Sam asked.



Imagining satisfactory results of ostomy (bone cutting), patients rule out contraindications such as arterial embolism, nerve injuries, and the possibility that the bones of the femur are not completely restored. “High-tech equipment is needed to reduce postoperative risks, but above all we are very clear with patients about the risks of the operation and that the recovery process is going to be very slow.” Orthopedic surgeon sentenced.

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