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
Doctor of Medicine, anesthesiologistWork experience: 27 years
Head doctor of the Ladisten Clinic Medical Center, a professional certified surgeon in the field of pediatric and adult orthopedics and traumatology.Work experience: 15 years
At Ladisten, height reduction surgery is performed under epidural anesthesia. The patient does not feel anything while on the table. Depending on the complexity, the manipulation time takes 40-90 minutes. After removing a part of the bone, its ends are joined for further knitting.
In order to fix them, an advanced technology is used. Instead of spokes and plates, a titanium rod with a diameter of up to 6 mm is inserted. It passes into the leg from one side only, reducing the risk of inflammation and infection. The final fixation is achieved by using the Veklich device. This is an improved design of the Ilizarov device which weighs less, is ergonomically correct and more comfortable.
Leg shortening surgery requires high-quality rehabilitation. Full recovery can take up to 4-5 months, depending on the individual characteristics of the organism. Crutches or walkers are required in the first weeks. Muscle weakness may develop – in this case, physiotherapy is prescribed.
The bones must knit in the correct position – the final result depends on this. In the first months, serious physical activity is prohibited, so is better to avoid them for another six months after the initial recovery is complete. At Ladisten, there is an opportunity to undergo a rehabilitation course with help of professional massage therapists, exercise therapy and modern recovery techniques.
If you are wondering again and again about how to reduce your height, contact Ladisten for a consultation. A complete examination shows whether surgery is possible in every particular case.