This 5-Foot-7 Man Got Limb-Lengthening Surgery to Be Taller

February 22, 2020

One man made a special trip to Las Vegas with his wife, but he's not hoping to strike it rich. He's here to get taller. Ryan Wade is 5-foot-7, just two inches shorter than the average American male. He's determined to be taller than his wife, so he went to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Debiparshad for a groundbreaking limb-lengthening procedure. The procedure involves implanting a steel device into the thigh bone on both legs.