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Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery.
Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant.

In brief: No

It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery.
Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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