Height Lengthening and Orthopedic Article Resources

Height Enhancement Surgery And The Recovery Process

Height enhancement surgery (sometimes known as limb lengthening) is the way to correct a short leg or become taller. The surgery itself takes only a few hours. Recovery, however, does take several months. Here's what you can expect from height enhancement surgery and the recovery period.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery

Bow Legs Correction Exercises You Can Do At Home

Bow legs – the medical term is genu varum – is a common condition in very young children that can be problematic if it carries over into adulthood. As the term implies, it occurs when the legs are bow-shaped, with the knees wider apart while the ankles and feet are close together. In some cases, exercises may be helpful, but if not, there are other options for bow legs correction.

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Topics: Bow-Legged or Genu Varum

Considering the Benefits of Limb Lengthening and Height Surgery?


Height does make a difference, especially for men – in particular, it can affect job success and relationships. Congenital or genetic issues, trauma, infections, dwarfism and conditions like cerebral palsy, however, can leave people shorter than they would like to be, or with one leg shorter than the other. If that's the case, you may be considering limb lengthening or height surgery.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery

What an Orthopedic Specialist Wants You to Know About Malunions

When you have a broken bone, you expect it to heal without issues, allowing you to return to your activities in a reasonable amount of recovery time. For a number of reasons, not all bones heal properly.

A complication in the healing process of a broken bone, or fracture, is referred to as a malunion.  This occurs when the bone heals improperly, and in an abnormal position. This condition can cause uncomfortable and even noticeable symptoms – but often can be treated.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties

How Sports Therapy Can Help You Recover Faster

The most disappointing and frustrating thing is a sports related injury.

No matter whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior - regardless of how you received your sports-related injury, or the type of sports activities you are involved in nothing can be more disappointing than an unexpected injury.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties

Detecting & Treating Limb Length Discrepancy with Surgery

Only a person who has disproportionate arms or legs can understand the emotional, physical and social difficulties that come with this type of deformity.

There is a name for it: Limb Length Discrepancy – or LLD.  The good news is - you don’t have to live your life always feeling different. There is something you can do about it that will help give you limbs that are the same length.

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Topics: Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Dwarfism & What An Orthopedic Doctor Can Do For You

Dwarfism is not just a matter of being shorter than average. However, it is not a disease and it does not affect intellectual capacity.

It is clearly visible to others though, and some people would like to be taller than they are. In that case, an orthopedic doctor can help.

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Topics: Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Bone Doctor Is Just Another Name For Orthopedic Specialist

Bone doctor, orthopedic specialist, orthopedic surgeon -- what's the difference? In a nutshell, there is no difference. All of these are terms for physicians who are trained and specialize in conditions of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, nerves, muscle, tendons, ligaments).

Orthopedics was originally a medical specialty for children only, but modern orthopedic specialists treat all ages.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties

Correcting Congenital Deformities Through Height Surgery

Even though there are many congenital deformities in which have no treatment, congenital deformities resulting in short stature or leg deformities can now be corrected with height surgery.

This procedure continues to advance in its effectiveness and success for the many people who have opted for this treatment – to straighten as well as lengthen legs.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties

Understanding Nonunions & How An Orthopedic Doctor Can Help

Bone fractures are a fairly common occurrence, and usually heal without any problems. Bones that fail to heal are referred to as a nonunion. Nonunions can be painful and even debilitating.

Orthopedic doctors who are specifically trained and have experience in treating nonunions should be consulted when this condition is present.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties