Height Lengthening and Orthopedic Article Resources

What is Genu Varus and Genu Valgus?

There are several types of limb deformities that can be present at birth or develop later on in life with a small range of treatments that individuals can benefit from. Most treatments are conservative and may be helpful for the individual temporarily.

Two of the most common types of limb deformities are genu varus and genu valgus.

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Topics: Bow-Legged or Genu Varum, Orthopedic specialties, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Knocked Knees

Correcting Orthopedic Deformities with Cosmetic Limb Lengthening

Orthopedic deformities can be caused by a congenital defect, a fracture that has not healed properly or disease. The most common types of deformities are limb length discrepancies, bowlegs (genu varum) or knock-knees (genu valgum) can now be successfully treated with cosmetic limb lengthening surgery. Orthopedic abnormalities caused by genetic variants like dwarfism can also be treated with this surgery.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Height and Human Growth Hormones: What You Need to Know

Being shorter than normal has a lot of drawbacks, personally, socially and professionally. There are many times you probably have felt discriminated against, left out and alone. You may have been the brunt of short jokes and even bullied in school.

Many people of shorter than average stature, especially men, seek out ways to make themselves seem taller. From elevator shoes with built-in heels and stretching exercises to online vitamins and false ads that lure people in with their promises, short people are vulnerable to try ways to gain inches to their height.

One method of becoming taller that you may see advertised online and in magazines is the human growth hormone, or also known as HGH.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery, Height Happiness, Height Confidence, Human Growth Hormones

Napoléon Complex: The Short Man Syndrome

Are you unhappy with your height? If you are shorter than average, you may feel self-conscious about interacting with others and you may have had unpleasant experiences related to your height.

When people look down on you – literally – you think everyone notices how short you are. Many short people, primarily men, suffer from what is referred to as the Napoléon complex. It is an informal term that refers to a form of inferiority complex that comes from being shorter than the average height. It is also used as a derogatory term used to describe someone who is perceived to be acting in an aggressive manner.

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Surgery, Height Happiness, Height Confidence, Height Awareness

Tall Guys Get All The Ladies: Height And The Effects On Dating

The definition of a stereotype is a “widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.” Unfortunately, short people (especially men) have been assigned traits that may or may not true. These ideas affect the way they feel about themselves and how they are perceived. Negative stereotypes regarding a person’s height may also affect their actions.

The average height of the American male is 5 feet 10 inches. One of the most bothersome problems that shorter than average men have is dating. The average height for women is 5 feet 4 inches. Many women don’t want to date men who are close to their own height, or worse, shorter than themselves. The goal for many women is to find a man who is “tall, dark and handsome.”

A man’s height and the effects on dating can make life difficult for many men who are less than the average height.

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

How To Choose A Height Lengthening Doctor That's Right For You

When you need surgery, choosing a doctor can be an anxiety-provoking process. That can be even more true when you're looking for a specialized surgeon such as a height lengthening doctor. No matter how simple the surgery, there is always the possibility of complications. Patients of the best-performing surgeons typically have significantly fewer complications. Here's some information to help you make a choice.

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Topics: Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening, Height Happiness, Height Confidence

I Wish I Was Taller! Your Modern Day Height Options

If you've always been the one in the group that others call “shorty,” you might have spent years wishing to be taller. There are some basic tricks to looking taller, but there are other height options and a permanent solution. Here is some information about height enhancement or limb-lengthening surgery.

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

3 Facts About Height Lengthening: The Surgery To Make You Taller

Have you always wanted to be taller? Perhaps you've heard a bit about how surgery can make a difference in your height or are actually considering height lengthening surgery. If that's the case, here are three facts about height lengthening you really need to know:

  • Surgery to make you taller could increase your height by as much as six inches.
  • Height lengthening techniques can also be used to correct leg deformities such as one leg being shorter.
  • Being taller can affect your work life, income, self-esteem and personal relationships.

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

What You Need To Do To Prepare For Height Enhancement Surgery

Being of short stature may have an effect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. The average height for men is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches. The average for women is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches. Life may be difficult for many who are under the average height. 

Height enhancement surgery was introduced in the 1950s. The procedure was primarily used to treat dwarfism and bone anomalies. As the techniques and equipment of the procedure evolved and improved, more and more people who suffered from bone deformities were being helped. Their limbs that were once crooked or not aligned properly were being straightened and they were able to lead more productive lives. 

Since this procedure lead to such dramatic improvement for those with abnormalities - it became available to people who wanted to become taller. It is now a cosmetic surgery as well as one for bone deformities and abnormalities.

The surgery can add up to six inches to your height. These inches can make a big difference to how you view yourself and how others view you. 

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

Want To Be Taller! Everything You Need To Know About Cosmetic Limb Lengthening.

In the past, limb lengthening procedures were reserved only for those who had medical reasons to have the surgery. Now, people of short stature are able to take advantage of this life-changing surgery in order to become taller. With cosmetic leg lengthening surgery - you can add up to six inches to your current height.  

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Topics: Orthopedic specialties, Height Lengthening, Limb Discrepancy / Limb Lengthening

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