Silicon Valley Orthopaedics Now Offering Limb Lengthening Procedure for Patients

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Many people with shorter stature dream of being taller, and now, that dream can become a reality. As one of the few West Coast practices to provide limb lengthening surgery, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in Fremont, CA, performs this elective procedure with an experienced orthopedic surgical team.

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Lengthening is a journey that we go on together. Due to new technology, we can lengthen bones completely inside the body. No external hardware is required. Patients can walk again within a few days of surgery, making our journey together much more enjoyable than in the past, saysDr. Nic Gay

Dr. Nic Gay at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics utilizes the most advanced medical technology and cutting-edge techniques to accomplish stunning results with SVO’s Reach New Heights limb lengthening surgery program. Dr. Gay is among the select few orthopedic surgeons to offer this elective procedure and have the experience needed to accomplish excellent results. The orthopedic limb lengthening procedure can be life-changing for those who feel their height is holding them back in their personal or professional life. Using the most advanced medical technology and techniques, the orthopedic team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can help achieve up to 3 to 5 inches of added height using minimally-invasive procedures.

Elective bilateral femur lengthening is a complex cosmetic procedure used to extend the length of the upper leg bone, creating the added overall height. After the surgery is performed, the lengthening phase and physical therapy begin. Patients can perform this part of the process at home and under the guidance of a physical therapist, with ongoing visits to the clinic to check on the progress every few weeks until completion. Most limb lengthening phases are completed in 3 to 5 months, and the lengthening is virtually pain-free once it is complete. Patients do require pain control while lengthening is occurring. Physical therapy can continue for one to two years as needed. The ideal candidate for Reach New Heights bilateral femur lengthening is over the age of 18 and a healthy, non-smoking young adult that has finished growing.

“Lengthening is a journey that we go on together. Due to new technology, we can lengthen bones completely inside the body. No external hardware is required. Patients can walk again within a few days of surgery, making our journey together much more enjoyable than in the past,” says
Dr. Nic Gay

More about Silicon Valley Orthopaedics (SVO):
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds lead Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, helping patients across San Jose and the Silicon Valley area reach their musculoskeletal health goals. SVO is located at 39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110, in Fremont, CA. This state-of-the-art practice utilizes innovative, evidence-based surgical and non-surgical techniques, focusing on the individual needs of their valued patients. The experienced SVO team will provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans to address joint pain so that patients achieve optimum results.

The SVO team welcomes patients from all over the world that want to explore limb lengthening options through orthopedic surgery. To schedule a consultation or for more information about the Reach New Heights limb lengthening procedure at SVO, please call (650) 379-4616 or visit http://www.siliconvalleyortho.com.

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