If ones any lower or upper limb is short reasons may be
- By birth (congenital)
- During growth (developmental)
- Following old fracture
- Cosmetic (one wants to increase height)
Easiest method to increase the height of the limb is through Distraction Osteogenesis, in which the bone whose height has to be increased is cut near the joint (metaphysis), an external fixator is applied and the cut bone ends are taken apart very slowly (1mm per day). So we can achieve a height gain of nearly 1 inch per month.
I perform nearly 20 such cases every year with effective required results