I was reading an article today about how a person was able to edit Wikipedia articles to help with his online niche websites and I wanted to try to test this idea.
I have been using Wikipedia as a resource to do research since I was in college and it has been amazingly helpful and useful. It seems that anyone in the world can edit the Wikipedia articles as long as they are really being helpful and trying to create a better resource.
Right after the sentence where it states that Dr. Chen of the University of Alberta thinks that LIPUS can possibly lead to “grow taller by stimulating bone growth” I added the sentence “However it has not been shown to be able to help in bone longitudinal growth when combined with bioengineered cartilage pellets for growth plate induced fractures”
I referenced this study from a university in Hong Kong of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology where the researchers wanted to see whether LIPUS can contribute towards the bone longitudinal growth with a bioengineered cartilage pellet as the primary bone growth method which is used to repair an induced growth plate physeal fracture in lab rabbits and also lead to increased bone growth.
I wrote an old post about the study already in the past entitled “Bioengineered Cartilage Pellets And LIPUS For Longtitudinal Growth (Huge Breakthrough!)”
With the epiphyseal plate wikipedia article, I would add the sentence “Some studies have come out showing that growth plate cartilage has been successfully grown from autologous chondrocyte implants within alginate hydrogel scaffolds using a growth factor stimuli of RGD peptides” right after the sentence which states that beyond full epiphyseal plate closure, the only way to alter one’s height is through distraction osteogenesis.
The two sources that I cited was the post I wrote about the fact that the research and the original paper which showed that growing bone-cartilage mixtures that were very similar to epiphyseal cartilage has been grown entitled “Engineering growing tissues” by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor more than a decade ago.
The main point of the 2nd edit was to show that the idea of combining tissue engineering principles with stem cell research have already created new growth plates. If orthopedic surgeons really wanted to, they can implant these growth plates into human bones and it will lead to renewed bone growth.