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Can knee surgery or back surgery cause your height to get shorter?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: No
Knee surgery or back surgery per se do not result in loss of height .
But with ageing the loss of the articulate cartilages in the knee and resulting narrowing of the joint may lead. To lessened height. The disc between our vertebra loses water content as we age, this leads to degenerative changes and if combined with vertebral collapse as in compression fractures will lead to loss of height.

In brief: No
Knee surgery or back surgery per se do not result in loss of height .
But with ageing the loss of the articulate cartilages in the knee and resulting narrowing of the joint may lead. To lessened height. The disc between our vertebra loses water content as we age, this leads to degenerative changes and if combined with vertebral collapse as in compression fractures will lead to loss of height.
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