Bone elongation of small humans français  deutsch

The limbs of young small humans can be elongated up to 30cm in a complex procedure. During surgery the bones were cut and connected to variable metal parts. These parts hold the bones so that there is a gap in between. When the ends of the bones grow the gap is increased with screws of the metal parts so that the gap does not close. Per day the distance is increased by 1mm. Successively the lower legs, thighs, forearms and upper arms are treated this way. The procedure lasts two or three years. It is very painful and during the treatment of the legs the patient is dependent on a wheelchair.


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