This Unorthodox Procedure Makes Short People A Foot Taller

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Do you wish you were taller? Well theres a surgically procedure you could go through to get taller, but it can be pretty painful…

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Distraction Osteogenesis for Lengthening of the Tibia in Patients Who Have Limb-Length Discrepancy or Short study was performed to determine the safety and effectiveness of lengthening of the tibia, in patients who have a limb-length discrepancy or a short stature, with use of distraction osteogenesis, a technique based on the principle of distracting the callus that is formed after a subperiosteal osteotomy of the proximal portion of the diaphysis of a long bone.

Limb lengthening has proven to be a very powerful and effective lengthening is possible and has been performed successfully for about 50 years in Kurgan, Russia. Gavriil A. Ilizarov developed the concept in 1951 after seeing many WWII veterans who had leg fractures that had not healed (non-unions).

A Closer Look At The Potential Of Bone Lengthening Distraction lengthening techniques have advanced significantly in recent years. Accordingly, these discuss the fundamentals of distraction osteogenesis, including surgical techniques, the of growth factors and bone morphogenetic proteins, and common complications in an attempt to improve the understanding of the potential of bone lengthening.


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IF ONLY THERE WAS ANOTHER WAY!Whattup shorties, short Jules here for a DNews

short.I am five foot eight, which is below the average

height for an adult American male, roughlyfive foot nine and a half. For our entire lives, we’ve been told that

there is nothing we can really do about beingshort. For most everything else, there is plastic

surgery, or medication, or some other solution,while us shorties are stuck with shoe lifts

and pinstripes. But what if I told you vertically challenged

friends that there is a way to grow taller,even as a fully grown adult. The only catch?Well, you have to break your legs. A medical procedure, called “distraction

osteogenesis”, can actually lengthen yourbones by a few inches, and was originally

developed to treat those with uneven leg lengths,or dwarfism. This is essentially done by breaking the bone,

then separating or stretching it for the boneto heal in a longer position.

Today it is mostly used to treat disorders

of the face, where the jaw or chin or skullmay not be the right size, or growing in the

right direction.But in China, this surgery saw popularity

around the early 2000s, and is still beingdone around the world as a cure for, well,

shortness. There are three stages to the heightening

procedure. The first is called the “latency phase”. The legbone, usually the tibia, is either

fully separated, or just cut into what isessentially a fracture. The second, ‘distraction phase’ introduces

a separating device, often a Ilizarov apparatus. This surrounds the leg and bolts into the

bone, allowing not only stabilization, butseparation. Each day, the device separates the two parts

of the tibia by about one millimeter.

While the device separates the bone, a callus

forms at the site of the break.As the bone is spread farther and farther

apart, the callus is resorbed and replacedby a collagen structure. Collagen is a protein that forms the connective

tissues in our bodies. New blood vessels grow around this collagen

and special cells called osteoblasts movein to create the actual bone material. At this stage though, the bone material has

not mineralized, or become fully hard. Once the desired length is reached, which

often tops out at just a few inches, the finalphase begins: consolidation. In this phase, the bone material mineralizes

and this takes about a month for each centimeterin length!. The now slightly taller patient just has to

undergo several months of physical therapyto learn how to walk again.

As you might imagine, the whole process is

very painful.And, according to a study published in 2014

by the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgeryand Traumatology, 77% of patients experience

complications, and 70% of those complicationswere major, including axis deviation, or leg

alignment, hardening of joints, and psychologicalproblems. The Hospital for Special Surgery in the US

claims to have added up to a full foot inheight to those with dwarfism, although most

people are only able to achieve a height boostof a few inches. So, yes, you can get taller. But in most cases, you might not want to. So how much force does it take to break a

bone anyway?We answer that question in this video. And if you have any other bone or body questions

for us, let us know down below in the commentsand don’t forget to subscribe for more DNews

everyday. .


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