• 18 year-old female with a congenital short ring finger causing difficulty with grip strength and making the patient unhappy with the way her hand looks. Patient underwent a lengthening procedure of her ring finger (metacarpal) bone and in 3 months she had normal appearance of her hand with much improved grip strength.


  • 28 year old male with bilateral bowleg deformity as a child who was starting to experience pain in both of his knees with evidence of early arthritis. He underwent a staged bilateral correction and straightening of his legs with the TSF (Taylor Spatial Frame) starting with the right leg, in order to maintain full active function during his treatment. Total time of treatment for both legs was 4 months. Now he has straight, pain-free legs and is playing soccer.


  • 35 year old woman with a short right lower extremity by 5 cm due to a growth plate injury in her femur from a previous fall as a child. A femur lengthening procedure was performed and now she has equal leg lengths. Now she can walk without a shoe lift and is very happy to show off her new and beautiful legs.


  • 43 year old woman with a history of a right shoulder infection as a child causing damage to her growth plate and shortening of her right arm. This limited her reaching ability and made her unhappy about her appearance. The patient underwent a humeral lengthening to regain the normal length and function of her arm.


  • 40 year old woman with a history of Polio causing her to have a flail and shortened left leg. She had a very awkward gait and was developing back pain due to her short leg. The patient underwent a 4 cm tibial lengthening with an ankle fusion using a TSF (Taylor Spatial Frame) to help stabilize her leg and ankle. She now has a much more normal gait and does not use shoe lifts anymore.


  • 19 year-old male with short stature who underwent a height lengthening procedure. The patient was 5 ft, 3 inches prior to surgery. We were able to lengthen his height by 8 cm, giving him a final height of 5ft, 6.5 inches. He has the choice of repeating the procedure again in his femurs to gain an additional 3 inches of height. However, he is currently living a full and active life and enjoying his new height with great confidence.