Something that has been really going through my thoughts recently is the possibility that the real limiting part of a possible non-invasive bone lengthening technique may not be the bones themselves, but the muscles and ligaments surrounding the bones.
This is the theory I propose the reader to think about.
Most ideas created to increase height works for the legs, and specifically the long bones in the legs. We know that the bones are surrounded by another main source of connective tissue, the muscles and ligaments. As for the ligaments, they are usually thin, strong connective tissue that are spread out in pattern. The muscles are instead bundled together to make them even stronger than the ligaments. We know from bodybuilding theory that even thought the muscles are strong, we can still tera the muscles and let them regrow and that is what causes muscle build up. In terms of elasticity, the muscles are obviously more elastic than the bones. From a common sense point of view, we say that the real reason we don’t get higher is because our bones are not elastic so we can’t stretch vertically up. And that is a reasonable arguement.
However, when we are talking about finding a non-invasive way to increase height, we find that often the reason the technique is so hard to achieve is because of the muscles covering the bone. To have any effect on the bones, we often have to apply some type of external stimuli through the muscle to the bone. And to do that besides a type of “action through a medium” technology (ie X.-Ray, radiation, ultrasounds, shockwaves, electrical fields), we almost always have to cut through the muscles using a solid That means that by definition, we are being non-invasive for almost all of our ideas.
What the LSJL method gets right is that you are doing something to the bone that is not really surrounded too much by muscle. Sure, there is the few layers of skin that cover the epiphysis but overal, the is not type of stimuli through the muscle to reach the bone.
I can promise to the readers right now that I can already devise 3 theretically sound probable ways to lengthen the actual long bones, however ,my ideas require that the covering tissues of the bone to be penetrated, lacerated, and distracted so that we can reach the bone and touch device or implant to the actual bone surface to have an effect. The main issue that makes it very difficult for me to devise a real non-invasive method is not the bone, but the surrounding tissue, the muscle, the cartilage, and the ligaments.
The problem then is that I am not a surgeon, much less orthopedic surgeon so I have no right to cut through human muscle to work on bone. Even if I propose a completely valid idea on how to lengthen the bone, there won’t be many orthopedic surgeons who would take my advice and be willing to integrate it into their practice.
In my research, there are many many ideas already out on how to lengthen bone, but only the bone. The muscle is often not considered, but when the actual technique has to be executed, then the people who have to do it, almost always a surgeon, have to consider the issue of dealing to muscle.