limb lengthening surgery age limit?

Asked anonymously on 22nd August, 2022 at 4:50 pm

Limb lengthening surgery age limit?


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Dr. Rajat Jangir

23 years of experience

Joint Replacement Surgeon

Last edited on 27th Sep 2022 at 10:31 am

No age limit as such |



Samruddhi Bhartiya

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Last edited on 14th Sep 2022 at 1:56 pm
  • If the purpose of this surgery is to address congenital malformations, then it should be done as soon as possible, usually on infants and young children.
  • However, the minimum age for aesthetic limb lengthening depends on when the patient's bone growth plates will close, which typically occurs between the age of 17 years and 25 years.
    • The reason is that patients whose plates are still open may see a natural growth in their height.
  • This surgery can be performed on people of all ages, including the elderly - but to ensure that patient’s limbs are strong enough to rebuild & rejoin after the surgery, the factors that are taken into account are:
    • Overall health,
    • Bone density,
    • Bone mineral density.
  • Taking health and bone quality into account, plastic surgeons often recommend limb lengthening surgery between the ages of 25 and 40, not that other age groups are excluded by default.
  • Even patients with poor bone quality can consider undergoing this surgery in certain circumstances. Their physical limitations will be countered with a planned diet that stimulates bone growth.


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