Arm Lengthening Surgery
Humerus lengthening is a method of treatment for both or single arm due to medical or cosmetic reasons and it also allows deformity correction, including angulation and rotation.
Arms can be lengthen up to 5cm by PRECICE Intramedullary nails only.
Unfortunately there are no internal lengthening device is commercially available specifically for the upper arms because of smaller diameter of the bones and very low number of arm-lengthening procedures performed each year. The PRECICE nail is the first device small enough to fit inside the humerus bone of a skeletally mature patients. Usually we use 8.5mmx233mm sized Femur PRECICE intramedullary nails.
Upper extremity lengthening is a surgical procedure that can be used to increase the height of the arm. The surgery can also be performed on people who have a condition known as Klippel-Feil syndrome, which causes their arms to be shorter than normal.
Some people who have had this surgery say that they feel more confident in themselves and their abilities. This is because they are no longer limited by their arm length when they want to do something or interact with others.
It can also be done to correct a deformity of the arm or to improve function after trauma or injury.
A humerus lengthening surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery that is used to treat a condition called short arm syndrome. The procedure is done to lengthen the arm by cutting the bone and inserting an implant in between the two ends of the bone. The procedure has been around for decades, but it was only in 2007 that it was approved by the FDA.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
There are two approaches to the surgery, an anterior approach and a posterior approach.
The arm is positioned above the head during the procedure.
During the surgery, an intramedullary nail is inserted into the arm bone and cut off so that it can be extended to lengthen it.