Woman in China Has Leg Lengthened by Nine Inches
(NEW YORK) -- After living with a stunted leg for most of her life, a 21-year-old Chinese woman underwent intensive surgery to lengthen her left leg by nine inches. Xu Juan’s left leg was damaged after an infection left her thigh bone eroded by bacteria as a child, according to the Rex Press agency. Lacking proper medical care, her left leg was left 23 centimeters shorter than her right leg. As a result, she had to use crutches to effectively move around.