Endoprosthesis of a lower leg
Correction of the lower leg form or cruroplasty is a surgery performed to eliminate curvature of the lower legs. The surgery involves using implants (endoprosthesis of lower legs) or the patient's own fat (lipofilling of lower legs).
Indications for endoprosthesis of lower legs
- Asymmetry of lower legs.
- Extremely thin gastrocnemius muscles.
- Insufficiently developed lower arm muscles.
- Lower arm muscle atrophy as a result of diseases, traumas.
- Leg type pecularities.
Endoprosthesis is carried out with the aim of improving the shape and contour, increase the size and eliminate the asymmetry of lower legs.
General contraindications: cancer, cardio-vascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid diseases, diabetis, blood-clotting disorder, the age of the patient is under 18.
Peculiarities of the surgery
During the lower leg endoprosthesis surgery a necessary space (pocket) is formed between two lower leg muscles, then an individually chosen endoprosthesis (implant) is placed there. The implant is placed on the posterior surface or internolateral surface of the lower leg. The incisions are made in popliteal spaces where there are natural folds of tissues. On completing the surgery dranage tubes, which are removed after 1-2 days, are placed in the wounds, special compression underware is put on the lower leg.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days
Duration of the surgery: 1-3 hours (depending on the complexity of the surgery). The patient stays in a clinical setting for 2-3 days.
Anaesthesis: general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedative medications.
Incision options: popliteal spaces, the posterior surface, on internolateral surface of the lower leg, along skin folds. In case of lipofilling there are no incisions.
Recovery period. After the surgery the patient wears special compression underware on legs for 4-6 weeks to reduce the risk of complications. During the first week it is recommended to use a support cane or crutches. The stitches are removed in 7-10 days. Swellings, bruises and other side effects disappear within a few weeks.
Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, moderate pain in legs, restrictions of movement.
Risks: infectious complications, hematomas, long healing, asymmetria of lower legs and postsurgical scars, displacement and deformity of the implant, highly noticeable scars.
Elimination of the curvature of the shins (endoprosthetics) without implants
Cost of caviar-leg implants (per pair)
Removal of shin implants
Is it necessary to be examined or tested before the procedure/surgery?
You can undergo a laboratory examination before the procedure/surgery in our clinic or at the place of your residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood sugar test.
3. Blood group and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for Australian antigen, hepatitis "C", HIV.
7. Wassermann reaction.
9. Therapeutic consequence.
10. Fluorography examination.
11. A medical note from a gynecologist - for women.
If the surgery is performed under the local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelet count.
2. Blood sugar test.
3. Blood clotting time.
4. Blood test for Australian antigen, hepatitis "C", HIV.
5. General urine test.
6. Blood group.
7. Fluorography examination.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 USD.
Is anesthesia included in the service cost?
The cost of anesthesia is not included and it is paid additionally, depending on its type and duration.
Can I stay at your clinic after the surgery for the follow-up care?
You can stay at the in-patient department of our clinic during the post-surgical period. This service is paid separately - from 100 USD. up to 200 USD. per day.