Five different methods are used for limb lengthening.Ilizarov method

Holyfix method

Lon method

Precice II method

Precice Stryde method


Which of these methods is used depends on the wishes and needs of the patient.

In addition, the price differences are also decisive for a large number of patients.


The patient decides by how many cm he would like to extend and which length corresponds to his ideals. In the case of lengthening operations, a maximum lengthening of a maximum of 12 cm can be made, anything beyond that would not be realistic.


An extension of 1 mm is made daily. The longer the patient wants, the longer the treatment will take.


The doctor decides together with the patient how many millimeters of extension per day would be best