Lengthening surgeries are costly ! The reason for doing that should be carefully evaluated . The intervention could be done preferably on intact femurs ( thigh bone ) and also on tibias ( leg bone ) . Expect a great deal amount of pain and discomfort ( varying depending on the method used ( external fixator / telescoping nail ). The only limit is the tensile force of the adjacent tendons , muscles , nerves and vessels ! Nevertheless an increase of 10or more cm can be acquired ! .... But we recommend to carefully evaluate the reasons behind lengthening procedures , the patient might but subjected to a series of possible avoidable complications
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