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Limb length discrepancy correction

Limb length discrepancy correction

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Description of the disease

Limb length discrepancy is a conditional pathology. This is a broad concept relevant to the aspects of medicine, genetics, orthopedics and cosmetology. Speaking of disproportions, they can include low growth, short legs in comparison to the body and limbs of different length. The situations can be different: the diagnosis of limb length discrepancy may be caused by a disease in case of which one limb is shorter than the other, or the person is simply not satisfied with the length of his or her own legs.

With the development of cosmetic surgery, the term “subjectively insufficient height” was introduced in orthopedics, indicating the absence of medical indications for the correction of limb length but telling about psychological dissatisfaction.

It is possible to get rid of the limb length discrepancy with the help of modern orthopedic technologies. Ladisten Clinic has been successfully using and improving them for over 30 years.

Corrective surgery

The pathological deformity described as “limb length discrepancy” or “subjectively low height” is corrected with help of surgery. Patients from 36 countries have already received positive treatment results at Ladisten Clinic. Minimally invasive surgery and advanced fixation device designed by Dr. Veklich do miracles.

Of course, such kind of correction is a long and difficult way, but as a result, the patient receives:

  • proportional limb length;
  • a proportional figure;
  • straight legs. Together with lengthening, the shape of the legs can also be corrected: the pathology of knock-knees or bow legs can be eliminated;
  • surgery with minimal blood loss and risk of complications. Dr. Veklich’s device, being an improved version of the Ilizarov device, allows to perform surgical procedures through small incisions in the leg and it is not needed to wear bulky constructions during the rehabilitation period;
  • limbs without large scars;
  • the patient’s own bone tissue which is completely formed, 100% natural and biologically compatible, as in a number of foreign clinics artificial rods are used to lengthen the limbs;
  • harmonious psycho-emotional state. The complexes caused by low height and the pathology of limb length discrepancy would no longer be a reason for stress.

It’s great when long legs were given to you naturally – but if the nature has decided otherwise, you can always get long legs with the help of Ladisten!

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Doctors

Founder/Chief surgeon

Veklich Vitaliy Viktorovich

The founder of “Ladisten” medical center of orthopedics and traumatology Veklich Vitaliy Viktorovich is a surgeon in the field of orthopedics and traumatology for children and adults who has been practicing for more than 35 years. Author of the modified external fixation devices – the Veklich devices.

Work experience: 40 years
Anesthesiologist

Oleg Medvedev

Doctor of Medicine, anesthesiologist

Work experience: 27 years
Head doctor, orthopedic and traumatic surgeon

Veklich Viktoria

Head doctor of the Ladisten Clinic Medical Center, a professional certified surgeon in the field of pediatric and adult orthopedics and traumatology.

Work experience: 6 years

PREPARATION

How the operation is carried out

At the preparatory stage, doctors model the future shape of the legs and determine by calculation how many centimeters are needed to be added in order to achieve anatomical proportions. The nuances are discussed and additional examinations are carried out. Before surgery, the patient stays in the clinic for 2-3 days. The surgery lasts 1-2 hours, depending on the situation. During surgery, a bone is cut and Veklich device is installed.

REHABILITATION

The first 10 days after the surgical procedure are critical. During this period, the foundation is being laid. The device is adjusted and legs are being lengthened millimeter by millimeter. New tissues form at the points of incision and a new bone is formed. Late rehabilitation. The patient returns to his or her usual way of life. He or she still wears a device that supports the musculoskeletal function taking all the load on itself and allowing the tissues to grow together normally and to ossify. 6-7 months after the operation, the device is removed. The diagnosis of limb length discrepancy disappears and a person remains healthy even years after the surgery.

Testimonials

The head of Ladisten Clinic, Veklich Vitaliy Viktorovich, is a unique orthopedist and traumatologist who deserves a monument to be put in his lifetime. He is an attentive and sensitive person. Everyone from the nursing staff was friendly and attentive. I would like to mention several nurses who know their job – they are Oksana and Galina Anatoliivna. Food was the same level as in the best restaurant. In general, the atmosphere in the clinic really helps to recover. Thank you, my dear, for everything you have done.

patient's mom

With all my heart I want to thank Vitaliy Viktorovich and Victoria Vitaliivna. I was very worried and afraid of the operation, I have read a lot about it, and it turned out that everything is in fact exactly as it is written. The operation was quick, there were no scars after the operation and after wearing the devices on my legs. And now I am happy and confident in my future with new and straight legs.

Girl, 18 years old