Fore­warned is fore­armed

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Ev­ery body heals and re­acts dif­fer­ently to changes. This holds true for any ma­jor in­va­sive pro­ce­dure. For this rea­son, pa­tients are sub­ject to a list of re­quire­ments to un­dergo stature or limb-length ad­just­ment pro­ce­dures.

These re­quire­ments are more strin­gent for cosmetic surg­eries than med­i­cal ones as the lat­ter some­times in­volve pa­tients with ur­gent need for treat­ment.

The fol­low­ing are some typ­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions for un­der­go­ing stature ad­just­ment or limb-length­en­ing pro­ce­dures.

Weight – Limb-length­en­ing de­vices have a weight-bear­ing limit that could cause break­age and mal­func­tion when ex­ceeded.

Chronic infectious ill­nesses – The re­quire­ment for con­stant treat­ment of open wounds presents an in­creased risk of dis­eases be­ing passed on through blood or bod­ily flu­ids.

Age– Tis­sue re­gen­er­a­tion abil­ity in the body ex­hausts with age and can im­pair the length­en­ing process.

Nat­u­ral im­mu­nity – Weak­ened im­mune sys­tems are more sus­cep­ti­ble to in­fec­tions and com­pli­ca­tions.

Pa­tients are also at risk of sev­eral com­pli­ca­tions that could de­cel­er­ate or halt the length­en­ing process.

These risks rarely oc­cur due to strin­gent mon­i­tor­ing by sur­geons and af­ter­care cen­tres, but pa­tients are ad­vised to in­form them­selves of is­sues they may en­counter.

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