Phases of Treatment of Stature Lengthening
Stature lengthening is a staged and prolonged process. It starts with meticulous preoperative planning. Because of the complexity of the stature lengthening procedure, a high degree of mental and physical preparation is required by the patient.
There 5 distinct phases in limb lengthening:
- Preoperative planning and physiotherapy
- Lengthening phase
- Consolidation phase
- Implant removal