Here’s a guy in Germany who gets his hips sawed off then a remotely controlled rod implanted in his legs as shown above to lengthen his legs.
I remember my mom telling me about these new hormones that could help kids grow taller about 20 years ago now you can do it with a simple (or should I say risky) surgery.
Only 4,000 people in the world have done this so far so there is no telling what kinds of side effects there are. If any, you should expect some pain when you age past 50.
Now, if this thing is successful for the next decade, we could even have NBA players who might get this surgery done to add couple more inches and edge to their game. Heck, there’d be thousands of other sports professionals who might take “advantage” of this.
For me and my golf game?
Heck no, I hit the ball longer than taller people all my life, I don’t need to cheat in life to get ahead.
In Germany, Jeff’s femurs (thighbones) were severed by a surgical saw. The surgeon inserted a rodlike telescoping implant in the bone canal of each leg, bridging the cut. He fastened each rod in place with four pins. The next morning Jeff stood up on his new legs and took a few steps on crutches.
He spent seven days in the hospital and the next 10 weeks, the lengthening phase, at a nearby residence. After the surgery, a sticky blood mass called a callus—the beginning of new bone—formed on each of his broken femurs. Jeff’s job was to click a remote control that signaled the rod to telescope out one millimeter a day, stretching the bone callus with it. He describes the feeling in pubescent terms, as “an intense growth spurt.” Then, during his last six to eight weeks in Germany, he waited for the bone to knit together and harden in its new, longer form.