Hello my name is Shahab Mahboubian, Iam an orthopedic surgeon and I specializelimb lengthening and deformity correctionsurgery. Many of my patients have asked me about HGH or growth hormone as the answerto growing taller. There are two main problems with growth hormone. Number one, for it towork properly and to help you grow, it would need to be taken prior to puberty. The secondproblem, it can be extremely harmful to your body if not taken properly under the guidanceof a endocrinologist. As limb lengthening I tell my patients that have hitpuberty and are serious about growing taller that there is an alternative and that is toundertake a limb lengthening or hight lengthening
procedure.This is not a procedure that isfor everybody. There are potential compliions involved with the surgery and you would needto cometo see if you qualify for the surgery. Many of my patients who have had the lengtheningprocedure have had great results and have been able to return to their presurgicalactivities, as well as sports. If this is something that really interests you, pleasefeel free to visit my website for more information.
Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion ACDF Live Spine Surgery Tutorial Spine Surgeon
hello this is corenman we're goingto go through a tutorial and animation of an anterior cervical decompressionand fusion C six seven here you see a side view xraylateral xray where there's an angulation and here yousee the MRI with the herniation at the base of the spine this is a normal level transversely and the next picture will be thehernaited disc where you see it's compressing both the cord
as well as the two holes the nerves exit we first start with a small transverseincision on the side of the neck point and we disect directly onto the anterior part ofthe neck we putthese two small distractionpins called caspar pins that allows us to pull the vertebraapart to its normal height typically thesevertebra have collapsed at least half way this is a picture of what the annulusitself looks likea live tutorial you can see this little penfield goinginto the tear that tear obviously should
be attached to that vertebra but thispatient has torn off their annulus we then take off the anterior aspect of the annulus and this tutorial depicts howit's donea simple matter and we'll see how we do it using a typical eleven blade here is the little tiny scalpel
that goesand removes this annulus the nucleus is missingthis patientit had actually dissolved away and the rest of it went tothe back of the neck compressing the nerves here we see a small tool removing this portion of the annulus we then remove the spurs
on the front portion of the neck so we can get the two vertebra parallel and have a good spot to dock our plateaddition it allows us to be able toknow the depth of the graft that we need here we see aburr taking off theses spurs once we have the spursthe frontremoved we then need to remove the spurs thatoccur within the disc itself and we see this little emel typedevice the burr removing that bone
and here we see a live version of thesame thing where the burr actually takes the spuroff the bone and we need to have the end platesparallel because the end platesa typicalcervical vertebra have some curve to them andorder to be accepting of a good placement of a graft we have to take these end plates down we then curette the cartilage that sits on each endplate
10 Worst Abnormalities Known to Man
From tales of extreme misfortune to seeminglyinexplicable scientific phenomena, we present to you the ten worst abnormalities known toman. You'll be shocked at what some of these people have lived through. Number 10: Mohammad KaleemA young Indian boy named Mohammad Kaleem surprised s when he showed up with hands thatwere swollen to massive proportions. Each of the boy's hands weighed almost 18 pounds,preventing him from doing basic tasks such as tying his shoelaces or feeding himself.The deformity even kept him out of school, as teachers feared it would frighten the otherchilen. When he did show up at school, he
was often bullied by other kids. For years, s were befuddled by whatthey saw were worried that the enlarged hands may have serious health consequences.They feared it may negatively affect his cardiovascular system be lifethreatening. But as Kaleem's story became more moreknown, however, s from south India recognized his condition as a rare disease called macrodactyly. Raja Sabapathy performed a series of surgeries aimed at reducing the growth plateshishands that, over time, should reduce the size of Kaleem's hands.
Number 9: Roona BegumRoona Begum was just a baby when she was diagnosed with a rare condition known as hyocephalus.This means that fluid was building up around her brain, causing her head to swell up to37 inches; well beyond what's normal for a human. s actually believed Roona hadlittle chance of surviving when she was first born. But according to a report, the fouryearold childâ€”whose parents earn a modest livingnortheast Indiaâ€”received the money sheneeded for an emergency surgery through the help of a crowdfunding campaign. It was primarily a group of Norwegian studentsthat helped raise the money needed for the
surgery, which ultimately resulteda seriesof procedures where s were able to ain an excess of ten liters of fluid from herhead. The result was that the circumference of her head was significantly reduced to 23inches. While Roona was not expected to even survivethe surgeries, she lived to see her baby brother born. s also performed reconstructivesurgery to reduce the size of her skull, which had also grown due to the fluid buildup inher brain. They're now hoping for a full recovery so that Roona can begin living a normal life. Number 8: Rudy SantosNicknamed the â€œOctoman,â€� Rudy Santos suffers
from an odd deformity called Craniopagus,or by its less scientific name, â€œparasitic twin.â€� The 69year old Philippines nativehas an extra pair of arms legs attached to his abdomen, which belonged to the twinwhom he absorbed during his mother's pregnancy. In addition to the extra arms legs, Santos'sdeformity also sports extra nipples part of a head with some hair on it. The conditionhas caused his right leg to stop growing, making it impossible for him to walk withoutcrutches. But somewhat surprisingly, Santos opted notto have surgery2008, despite s being determined that they could successfully removethe growth. He states that he'd grown fond
of the attachments did not want to havethem removed. Rudy Santos is the longest known survivorwith this condition. In fact, he made his living during the 1970s '80s by appearingin freak shows before taking a tenyear hiatus. Number 7: Abby Brittany HenselAbby Brittany Hensel are conjoined twins currently livingNew Germany, Minnesota.The pair gives the appearance of sharing one body while having separate heads. They dohave, however, have two separate hearts separate other vital organs such as stomachs, spines, lungs. At 26years old, the pair has become extremelyadept at functioning as conjoined twins. Simple