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Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« on: January 06, 2017, 05:35:16 AM »

Anyone want to join? I'm going to be doing external tibias for 5-6cm. I emailed Dr. Mitkovic today asking about the price and it is still the same as before, 9,300 euros.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 06:31:06 AM »

He will offer internal for 16000 euros, do you know if he plans to continue in the field or what will happen in some years?
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 11:39:52 AM »

There are several studies on his internal device. I have not looked into them, however i think they see quite successfull in term of the conclussion in the studies.
I am seriously thinking about doing the internal device in 2018, however i need to dig deeper to figure out of the device functions and I would love to hear from another LL member if they have done the internal procedure by Mitko.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 12:34:02 PM by Chopsuey »
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 01:44:39 PM »

Hmmmmm. Maybe I will join you. :)
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 02:08:00 PM »

I will do mine (externals) with him next year too, around April after exams! Maybe I will see you there.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 03:13:11 PM »

Anyone want to join? I'm going to be doing external tibias for 5-6cm. I emailed Dr. Mitkovic today asking about the price and it is still the same as before, 9,300 euros.

€ 9300 only for the surgery or even for permanence? I would like to do external tibias for 4 cm, but I'm torn between Solomin and Mitkovic.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 04:42:51 PM »

I messaged Dr. Mitkovic the other day asking if external tibia price is the same, he said it is still the same. Then I sent him another email asking how much longer he will be doing this procedure and I have yet to get a reply  ??? :(
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 09:43:02 PM »

Hmmmmm. Maybe I will join you. :)

Let me know  :D
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 09:43:27 PM »

OKAY GUYS I GOT A REPLY FROM DR. MITKOVIC!

I asked him the following:

1) How much longer are you going to be doing this procedure for?

2) What is included in the price?


I highlighted somethings I found that are important in red.

His response:

DEAR SIR,
I WILL PROBABLY GOING TO BE DOING THIS PROCEDURE FOR ANOTHER 8-10 YEARS. NEW LL CLINIC IS UNDER CONSTRUCTIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE FIND BELOW COPY OF OUR FIRST ROUTINE LETTER.
BEST REGARDS
DR. MITKOVIC
 
The safest method for leg lengthening is External method although we do internal as well. The cost for lengthening operation using Mitkovic 3D External method and devices is 9,300 EUR for both tibias only or for both femurs only. In that price it is included: The cost of lengthening operation including anesthesia, medicines, using of devices, preoperative investigations and checking, 6 days hospital stay after the operation and weekly changing gauzes around pins during the lengthening process. There are no other charges regarding this LL operation except wheelchair (buying or renting). Operation is performed several days after patient's arrival. First 3 weeks patient uses wheelchair, after that can start to use walker. Crutches can be used 3-6 weeks after the operation. Walking with full weight bearing, without crutches, can start 4.5-5 months after the operation. Some of patients walk with full weight bearing after the operation but we do not recommend it although these patients did not have problem relating to such walking. Healing time is 5-9 months depending of lengthening size (the recommended maximal lengthening is 5-7.5cm or 2-3 inches). Lengthening for more than 7.5 cm leads to permanent loosing of muscles power accordingly and leads to other complications as misalignment regardless of using external or internal method. If patient wants lengthening from 8-12 cm then it is recommended lengthening to be performed on tibias first and 4-5 months later operation on femurs to be performed (recommended lengthening on femurs is 4,5-5 cm). After that time external devices are removed without new surgery - in out patient clinic as it is painless. Frames removal is free of charege.
Regarding accommodation some patients prefer to stay in some of ***hotel (or hostel) in down town where the price with food is about 500 Euros - monthly price. Some patients prefer private furnished apartment which is in this city cheaper then hotel. New lengthening clinic is under construction but will be ready until the end of 2017. Regarding returning to home country, patient can travel one month after the operation but it is recommended to stay in Nis at list until lengthening completed (about 3 months). It is recommended patient to stay under our control until lengthening finished or even more until full recovery and device removal. At home, if go early, patients must have the possibility to change sterile gauzes around the external fixation pins and to do exercises. Complete treatment (healing) depends on the desired length, age and body features (soft tissue elasticity) and it is 7-9 months average. After that time external fixators can be removed which is free of charge if done here. Regarding this place Nis: It is one University City of more then 300,000 residents and 25,000 students, with nice spring and autumn and no very hot summer and no very cold winter. It is surrounded by mountains and forests. People of Nis are very friendly with very positive behavior to foreigners regardless of country origin or religion or others. Many of our patients visited Nis again several years after the treatment finished and several of them married here. For information regarding visa you can contact the nearest Serbian consulate on http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime
No special preoperative preparation is necessary other than stretching of the ankle and knee. Do not wear shoes with heels higher than 2 cm.
You are welcome for further questions.
Regards


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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 10:03:11 PM »

DEAR SIR,
I WILL PROBABLY GOING TO BE DOING THIS PROCEDURE FOR ANOTHER 8-10 YEARS.r

This is a great news! I hope that with the new clinic the price will remain the same ahah  ;D
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 11:13:09 PM »

This is a great news! I hope that with the new clinic the price will remain the same ahah  ;D

We are saved! ;D
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »

I might join you in 2018 when his internals are out.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 12:21:42 AM »

The best news I have read in a long time.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 01:45:44 AM by onemorefoot »
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2017, 02:54:43 PM »

Yep. I'm up for that. Summer 2018? I want to do between 5-7.5 cms preferably on my femurs as my femurs and tibias are of equal length (from my measurements anyway).

He seems to offer a decent price. I can afford about £15,000 in total. I also think he is likely to be a better surgeon than Sarin etc who I've read very mixed stories about.

Will he turn down a 173cm guy, though? :-)
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2017, 04:11:00 PM »

Yep. I'm up for that. Summer 2018? I want to do between 5-7.5 cms preferably on my femurs as my femurs and tibias are of equal length (from my measurements anyway).

He seems to offer a decent price. I can afford about £15,000 in total. I also think he is likely to be a better surgeon than Sarin etc who I've read very mixed stories about.

Will he turn down a 173cm guy, though? :-)

To my knowledge he doesn't have any height restrictions. Who would be serious about summer 2018? Might as well go as LL forum squad with 2-4 ppl 8)
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 05:46:32 PM »

Awesome! Unless anything urgent crops up and stops me, my plan is for summer 2018 already.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 07:56:07 PM »

I will do mine with him in Summer 2018. 100% sure. It's gonna be lit if we have more people to join...
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 08:19:03 PM »

I hope I will do LL with you in Summer 2018!!!
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 10:18:49 AM »

If we went as a group representing LL forum he would probably give us extra attention. And those on a budget can join up to save money on rent.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 11:45:49 AM »

Hm, both good points. We could rent out an apartment together or something.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 04:05:28 PM »

Would be great to go together. There's still 1.5 year left so I hope nothing major happens during that period that would prevent me from going.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 09:52:13 PM »

Great that he is opening a new LL clinique. Will it be at Nis?

I emailed him about his internal device 2 weeks ago, however still no reply.

I am quite serious about doing the internal femur in summer/winter 2018. I expect to have the money + back up to that time. Let's keep in touch.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 11:40:29 PM »

 
Great that he is opening a new LL clinique. Will it be at Nis?

I emailed him about his internal device 2 weeks ago, however still no reply.

I am quite serious about doing the internal femur in summer/winter 2018. I expect to have the money + back up to that time. Let's keep in touch.

That is exactly the time period I am thinking of. I'm leaning more towards winter 2018. Time will tell. ::)
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 02:37:47 PM »

I heard there are some new patients who just arrived. Message me, I'm already here
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2017, 07:54:58 PM »

It is wonderful he will stay active for another 8-10 years, I wont have to use external frames in that case.
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2017, 09:51:16 PM »

Dees anyone have any information about tIe internal device? I'm asking because I cannot imagine having the external device for over 7 months if i do 5 cm on femurs :/
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2017, 10:58:18 PM »

I'd ideally like to do more than 5 cm on my femurs- up to 7.5 cm would be great. As far as I can see see mitkovic says he can do that much but others are saying otherwise because of the device he uses. Can anyone give me more information on this? I'm pretty new to this. Thanks :)
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2017, 07:41:49 PM »

do you know how current patients of Dr Mitkovic are doing in terms of bone healing?
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2017, 02:00:15 AM »

Why did dr mitkovic recommend more on tibs and less on femurs? femurs have been showned to recover a bit quicker
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2017, 02:31:45 AM »

maybe he was recommending less cm for external femurs but would be different with internals. external femurs are hell
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Re: Dr. Mitkovic 2018
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2017, 12:09:21 PM »

Does he have an internal device now, what is it? Seems a bit too cheap, for internals, to be safe but I know nothing at all about this guy so can't judge.
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