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1. Title Title of document Cosmetic limb lengthening in a patient of normal stature: ethical considerations
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Karthik Vishwanathan; Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, 388 325, India; IN
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4. Description Abstract Recently, a 23-year-old male patient underwent cosmetic limb lengthening, despite the fact that his height was that of the average Indian male (5 feet 7 inches). The patient's parents and the media criticised the orthopaedic surgeon who had performed the surgery for undertaking an unethical operation. This paper discusses the relevant clinical evidence, ethical aspects and ethical theories surrounding the case. We conclude that the surgeon's decision to perform the surgery seems to be fair and appropriate from the ethical and clinical perspectives.
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
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10. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier http://www.issuesinmedicalethics.org/articles/cosmetic-limb-lengthening-in-a-patient-of-normal-stature-ethical-considerations/
11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Of beginnings, middles and endings
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