The biggest advantage of today’s prosthetic technology is that the
prosthetic bone has the ability to expand while the child is growing, and
that it doesn’t require yearly surgeries to replace the prosthetic bone with
that of a larger prosthesis.
Prosthetic technology available today, has only recently been approved by
the FDA, and has many adverse side effects, due to the unnatural growing
process. These problems include regular trips to the doctors by
the patient, as the bone should only be expanded at a maximum rate of 2cm
per session. A painful and unnatural growth stint that occurs in a matter of
second and can hyper-elongate the leg, causing muscle tears.
technology of Wright Medical
Another problem with this
prosthesis is that patients occasionally require crutches after lengthening,
and many times won’t come back for the next growth session due to the pain
involved. The electromagnetic field also presents a problem as it actually
melts material inside the body, which is a dangerous and risky procedure.
Lastly, overexposing the patient to the electromagnetic field leads to