A 49-year-old member asked:
I have unnaturally short legs for my torso. any surgeries to shorten your torso and thus reducing your height?
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Dr. George Gantsoudesanswered
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No : You can lengthen your bones in your leg, but it is not a surgery that one should undertake unless prepared for the length of time, cost and risk of complications.
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