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Did Dr. Dror Paley Get Paid $1 Million By A Rich Middle Easterner For His Services?

Did Dr. Dror Paley Get Paid $1 Million By A Rich Middle Easterner For His Services?

I don’t talk about the limb lengthening surgeons as much as some other websites do, like Limb Lengthening Forum or Make Me Taller but there was a thread that I remember reading where someone made the claim that Dr. Paley got in trouble with his previous employers because he was willing to be flown to some country in the Middle East, paid $1,000,000, for his services. (Source: Questions on Dr. Paley’s Legitimacy)

As for his background, he had been working for the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore since 2001. He is originally from Israel, speaks 6 different languages (I assume Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Spanish,??), who immigrated to Canada, and then transferred to the USA. Back in 1986 (he currently seems to have double citizenship). For training, he was studying in the former Soviet Union and learning about the revolutionary new limb lengthening techniques. He also supposedly studied in Italy. He partnered up with a Dr. John Herzenberg back in 1991 and they ran the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening until Sinai picked them up in 2001. Based on rumors, apparently the Baltimore clinic kicked him out because he went out of his way to perform for certain very wealthy individuals in the middle east, which might have broken certain types of medical ethics. He was the Director of the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics at the Sinai Hospital until 2009, and then he went off on his own and opened up the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute. If there is one point in time when he did get in trouble, it would have been in 2008-2009. The new place is located at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.

I am not surprised with this type of claim, and I am completely willing to accept that such a claim can be valid. In the curriculum vitae of Paley, it does show that he has spent quite a bit of time in the Middle East, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

In one of the sources linked, it seems that over the years, Paley stopped giving psychological tests for dwarves and teenagers. more than a decade ago, there seemed to have been a lot of conflict between Paley and a orthopedic surgeon at John’s Hopkins University, a Dr. Ain who is an achondroplasiatic dwarf himself, who did not believe in LLS. This might mean that Paley began to become more lax over the requirements to get his services more than a decade ago.

So did Paley do something wrong and sell his services to people who have the money to pay him?

Maybe, Maybe Not, but it seems that based on his incredibly long professional record, no one is rejecting him based on his skills and qualifications.

Here are some sources which mention his name in the past 15 years or so ( It shows how much this surgeon can change the human body, by lengthening it over 1 feet. Of course, with achondroplasia dwarves, bone lengthenings of over 1 feet is actually kind of common. (refer to story on Tiffanie DiDonato, who added 14 inches to her frame).

Baltimore doctor works wonders

I have been a patient of Dr. Dror Paley’s for four years (“No Summer Break,” Aug. 24). I was born with achondroplasia 16 years ago. When I found out about Dr. Paley, I knew he was my only hope. I have to admit the first consultation I had with Dr. Paley turned into a very long wait. But it was well worth it. I began treatment with Dr. Paley in June 1998, and I am now finished with my lengthening surgeries. Before my surgeries I stood 3 feet 9 inches. Today I am 4 feet 10 1/2 inches tall. Not only did I achieve added height but my lower limbs were straightened as well as my back. Dr. Paley is truly one in a million.

Kristen DeAndrade – Pembroke, Mass.

He might be slightly on the greedy side, but he does his job better than most other surgeons. I don’t understand why since the Mean Salary of Orthopedic Surgeons is already around $550,000 per year. Given his very specialized set of skills and training, he should be pulling in maybe $3-$5 Million a year, pretax. Does an extra million from some secret benefactor mean that he broke some type of ethical code with the people at Maryland?

Back in 2013, one source ( revealed that he went to the Bahrain and Saudi Embassies at Washington DC to get more people from Washington DC interested in getting his services.

I find it very interesting that the writer of that source, wrote at the end…

We wouldn’t have chosen dwarfism for her. If there was a magic pill that would “cure” her of achondroplasia, we’d give it to her. But there isn’t a magic pill. Limb-lengthening is an imperfect solution to a problem that is more the culture’s than hers

I guess we all have the same type of thoughts. If there was a magic pill, we’d get it. But there is none. If you want to cure your child of say some stunted growth disorder like achondroplasia, paley is still the best option, even if he is extremely expensive, and only secret saudi and middle easterners can pay for his priority and focus.


Specific Yoga Postures and Stretches Can Make Some People Grow Taller Permanently

Specific Yoga Postures and Stretches Can Make Some People Grow Taller Permanently

Specific Yoga PosturesThere are always many constructive criticisms made by readers and regulars saying that they want me to give them advice on something that they can implement/do to increase their height. The theory and the science is not enough for them. The most common question is to ask what can they swallow to help them grow taller. I haven’t found much that would work for adults except 2-3 compounds, but they provide on average just a few millimeters of increase with the upper limit said to be 3 cm. Instead of just drinking something, I would recommend doing specific yoga postures and stretches to help the people loosen their joints out a little. That would be much more effective.

Now, I have already in the beginning of the website wrote multiple posts explaining which asana postures would work best. Here is an updated, more specific and advanced outline on which postures would give the best results. Some people would notice that they managed to increase their height quite permanently.

So how is it possible to increase one’s height permanently? – For a small minority of people in the population, their normal (sitting, standing, sleeping, running) posture which they have developed since they are young children is not actually optimized for height. They have the chance of gaining permanent height based on a term which I coined years ago called “Hidden Height”. For an example, refer to SkinTightFlash who has been a fan/follower of the Grow Taller Guru on Youtube. His unique body shape and posture meant that with just a short burst of stretches, he was able to increase his height by 3 cm, which has stayed with him for at least 2 years so far, which has not been lost.

In addition, it was found that a sizable minority percentage of adults have some irregular curvature in their vertebrate. They may not have full blown scoliosis but during their growth process, the vertebrate did not come out completely straight. In terms of their regular everyday lives, the curvature is almost never noticed and does not reduce the person’s overall quality of life at all. the curvature is very small and hardly noticeable.

A recent brief meeting with my acupuncturist (yes, I have been meeting an acupuncturist for the last month or so to try to treat a certain chronic medical issue) made me rethink back to the positive height increasing effects of yoga. I remember reading an article by this writer “Alex bon Bidder” who supposedly published an article in Men’s Health about a couple of years ago (Feb 2011), who was supposed to be some yoga instructor in NYC. He said that from doing yoga regularly (2-3 times a week ) for at least 1 full year would lead to an increase in 1 extra inch of height. Some sources like said that Alex might have even claimed one can get up to 2 inches of height, but I think that was an exageration. The same article was published on the website.

Here are the main yogic poses/asanas you want to focus on to make the spine/back area more flexible.

  1. Supine Twist – aka Simple Reclining Twist
  2. Cobra Pose

Some sources have said that one should also do the downward facing dog position and the cat pose, but I don’t think those postures would make the back more flexible.

Here are some advanced postures which would be much more effective in stretching out the back, while at the same time providing fitness and health to people who perform them. Yoga in general is just an overall low-impact, fat burning, core-strengthening type of exercise.

  1. Tittibhasana pose
  2. Dwipadasirsasana pose
  3. Karnapidasana pose

All of the more advanced poses is based on the idea that you want to use the force of gravity to your advantage and flip either your legs or your torso over. What is probably the best posture when leveraging gravity is when you are using your upper limbs/arms to hold yourself above the ground. Arm length does not contribute to height, but leg length does. When you are holding your body up against gravity, the force will act on every other part of your body trying to push them down. The best option would in fact to just down a handstand to get the gravity to pull your body in opposite directions (or maybe with gravity boots or inversion table) but I’ve noticed that when you completely are in the upside down position, there is a higher chance for certain medical conditions to develop. The hip areas are also loosened by both Tittibhasana and Dwi Padasir Asana. I will be doing a post soon which will shown how loosened hip joints seems to have some really major anatomical effects on bone alignment.

Using Bionic Technology To Automatically Increase Your Height At Will

Using Bionic Technology To Automatically Increase Your Height At Will

Bionic TechnologyI thought this video on TED was kind of cute. The speaker Hugh Herr who lost his two limbs in a mountain climbing frostbite accident back in 1982 had to get his lower legs sown off to prevent more bacterial infection. The result is that he developed his own bionic legs.

In a rather funny demonstration of how he can just automatically change his height around, he shows to the audience how he will adjust his height to fit his changing moods throughout each day. If he is feeling down, he will just ratchet up the length of his legs so that he will look taller.

Bionics requires that three difference factors to all become interfaced together. This is what is described as Extreme Engineering, which is something that MIT seems to be working on currently in one of their labs. It is very tricky to get all the parts to work together as one, in a fluid process.

  1. Mechanical Interface – How his bionic limbs will be attached to his biological body
  2. Dynamic Interface – How to get the bionic limbs to move like flesh and bone.
  3. Electrical Interface – How does the bionic limb communicate with his nervous system.

So how is his limbs actually attached to his body? – by synthetic skins which has something known as “stiffness variations” which somehow can duplicate how his biological tissue behaves under various types of mechanical stimuli.

Somehow, the people first developed a mathematical model of how his limbs are supposed to work. They took pictures of the tissue (bone, nerves, muscles) that is inside of his body using MRI. This is to figure out the geometries and locations of the various tissues.

Then they put a circular configuration of actuators that are pushed either simultaneously or in a certain sequence to his skin to measure for this factor known as “tissue compliance”. I am reminded of trying to buy Linear Actuators more than a year ago to build the LSJL device that Tyler wanted, so I have some experience with putting actuators together.

The images and the values for compliances are combined to create a graphical & mathetical image of how his limb is supposed to work. As Herr states, the future of bionic technology will not just be some assembly line manufactured limbs which are fitted to all people of various situations, but each bionic parts will be “data driven quantitative frameworks”

As for the dynamics interface (how it moves like his biological body framework), the normal physiology of how humans walk, stand, and run have been studied in university labs (MIT). They figure out what the muscles are doing and how the muscles are being controlled by the spinal cord.

For the electrical interface (how his nervous system communicate with the bionic limb), the electrical pulse of his biological body part is measured by electrodes attached. That electrical pulse signal is communicated to the bionic limbs. This means that when you think about moving your phantom limb, the robotic limbs will be able to automatically move in response. They used a control system diagram and figured how how the reflex system is controlling the muscles. That control system is then programmed/embedded into the chips of the bionic limb. The modulate the sensitivity of the reflex with a neural signal. For example, when you relax your muscles, you will get a decrease in torque and power.

While Hugh Herr already has a rather impressive mechanical-dynamic-electrical interface, they are going to go even further and try to integrate our biological tissue with the bionic limbs to a point where the organic and the robotic mesh together into one bio-mechanical system which works seemlessly, where muscle and nerve cells and tissue are working at the molecular scale with the microscopic pieces of the bionic limbs.

Refer to time period 2:30 (Guys, watch the TED Talk, it is absolutely amazing what this guys is showing us. When we are in our 70s and 80s maybe 50-60 years in the future, the technology will be there to save us from many of mankind’s greatest medical problems which were unsolvable even a generation ago.)

World’s Tallest Teenage Girl Karabuk Rumeysa Gelgi Might Suffer From Similar Condition As Matthew McGrory

World’s Tallest Teeenage Girl Karabuk Rumeysa Gelgi Might Suffer From Similar Condition As Matthew McGrory

One always manages to find unique stories from various news sources on the internet but this one is slightly interesting. Guinness recently gave the plaque for the World’s Tallest Girl to a Turkish teenager named Karabük Rumeysa Gelgi, who Guinness says is at 7 feet tall. Looking at the pictures of the still very young girl, one notices that she has a abnormally long neck, and slightly proportionally large head. The sources say that she is still 17 and is still going to High School. Height is supposed to be around 7′ 0.6″. The rest of her family is normal height. (source:

Rumeysa GelgiThe general diagnosis of her is something known as Weaver’s Syndrome. I’ve only looked into Weaver’s Syndrome maybe once before but this development has almost forced me to look back into the syndrome to see how does it cause excessive increased growth.

Being so young, one should not have many physical conditions, but it seems that she is already having instability and walking problems. In almost every picture we have found of her, she is leaning on a walker. My guess is that she is having problems with her joints and vertebrate areas already.

Tallest-female-3The physicians who examined her have said that she will NOT be growing any more, and that fits very much to what happened with the now deceased Zech Devits as well as Matthew McGrory.

Devit’s conditioned caused him to grow at an insane rate between the ages of 2-13, and then his epiphyseal cartilages completely fused. X-rays done on his vertebrate and joints even at the age of 7-9 showed that Devit’s had compressed discs and was probably starting to suffer lower back pain. By the time Devit’s was even 15, he seemed to have been already confined to the wheelchair.

I don’t have any information on the growth pattern on Matthew McGrory but based on how Gelgi’s body looks, McGrory most likely also had Weaver’s Syndrome if Rumeysa is properly diagnosed.

What is interesting is that the people at TheTallestMan Forums have said that Rumeysa might not be suffering from Weaver’s Syndrome, since she doesn’t really exhibit that big of a macrocephalic features. (Refer here)

Face Features

(Refer to the older posts about Zech Devits and Matt McGrory)

LSJL knee method + Progress update Part I

Note:  This post will provide evidence that LSJL does not merely expand the synovial joints but directly lengthens the bone.

I provided what I consider to be fairly irrefutable proof that I’ve increased finger length.  The issue is that finger length doesn’t come into play in athletics that much.  Larger hands could help in places where increased surface area would come into play.  I also increased wingspan which is more helpful in athletics but I have no documentation and wingspan isn’t measured by doctors.

So I have to return to developing a better methodology for LSJL for the legs which would increase height which is measured by doctors and important in everything in contrast to more niche uses for finger length and wingspan.  Here’s some of the methods I’ve tried.   I got initial results but stopped over time.  One of the reasons could have been that the results were due to dumbell loading since I stopped doing dumbell loading over time but I doubt that the results were due to dumbell loading since 65lbs is so slow.  There might be some sort of adaptive mechanism that reduces effectiveness over time.

The question is:  Why am I gaining length in my finger and arms but not in my legs?


The answer may be related to angular loading.  When I clamp a bone it begins to bend at an angle. Before I was trying to keep it straight which resulted in the knee popping out in the clamp at the top.  By allowing the knee to tilt the knee becomes trapped within the clamp stopping it from popping out.  My finger and other arm joints always tilt when I’m clamping them and I gained length there so it makes that I can allow for the knee joint to tilt and still gain length in that region.

I’m using the block to increase surface area.  I have to constantly adjust the block and clamp though for keeping it from slipping.  Slipping is far more an issue for leg clamping still so there are further advancements to be made here.

After trying this method for a couple of weeks it was too inconsistent.  Sometimes I would get a really good clamp and generate a lot of pressure other times the clamp would slip off before decent pressure was generated.  So right now I’m using the Irwin Quick Grip and I’ll cover what I’m doing in part II.  But right now I’m mainly focusing on one intense clamp rather than a certain time duration as before but bearing in mind to avoid injury which is possible since I am using so much force when clamping.  Although the time duration method was working with fingers/wing span, I think maximizing intensity is working even better even for fingers/arms.

Finger ComparisonI got a better angle of the finger length comparison.  I am only clamping my right finger and not my left.  You can clearly see that the right finger is definitively longer than the left.  It’s longer than it appears in the picture because I wanted to make sure the right knuckle was higher than the left so people didn’t think I was just sliding the right finger down.

Here’s another angle:

20140709_123054In this one it’s harder to prove that there’s no manipulation to alter finger length but it’s still another perspective.  You can also see the osteophyte on my right finger.  I studied a little bit about osteoarthritis and although osteophytes are a symptom of osteoarthritis they can be caused by other forms of mechanical stimuli too.  So, just because I have osteophytes doesn’t mean I have osteoarthritis.

Now to prove that it’s not just enlarged joints and it’s actually the bone that’s longer.

20140709_123109Comparison of two bones in the finger only and clearly the right finger bone is longer.  So LSJL lengthens bones and does not just merely expand the synovial joint.

Now here’s a thumb comparison.  I’ve only been doing LSJL on my left thumb and not my right.  I figured it would be unlikely for someone to argue that my right hand has always had longer figures if my right index finger was longer then the left but my left thumb was longer than my right.

20140709_123240And it looks like the left thumb is longer but I can’t rule out measurement error since it’s hard to tell exactly when the thumb ends on the hand.

I have before pictures of each appendage but it’s much easier to compare side to side against the contralateral limb.

So here’s some more evidence of LSJL but hopefully also switching up the knee and ankle method will be able to prove LSJL there and that is the big ticket for proof.  So look for Part II soon that explains the current LSJL technique I’m using(I have pretty much finalized the technique but need to take the pictures) and hopefully more LSJL proof.

Michael: I answered your later posts before this one, so I did not realize you accounted for synovial joint expansion.  As for the one question you wanted answered, I will just go back to the fact that the fingers and the arms are not always being pushed upon. With the legs, since we are always walking, the effects of the clamping might be negated by the loading from just walking itself.

As for the osteophyte issue, it is a unique sign that something is not going correctly. Has osteophytes also developed in the finger bone segments which were not clamped?

How Svetlana Zagirovna Sharifullina Developed A Vascularized Fully Functioning Growth Plate

How Svetlana Zagirovna Sharifullina Developed A Vascularized Fully Functioning Growth Plate

Maybe a month ago I had written the post “More Information On Alexander Teplyashin and His Moscow Based Clinics” and said that Teplyashin is not the real mastermind behind the whole stem cell method of bone lengthening. He is a cosmetic plastic surgeon. His Ph. D was on plastic surgery and his specialty is towards minimally invasive approaches to help women have breast implants.

I had said that it is his assistant or colleague who is doing the real research on that. That person is Sharifullina Svetlana Zagirovna. If you type that name into Google, you will find nothing on this person, or very little. That is because you have to use the Russian based search engines and search for her russian name.

Here is what you need to look for in Google or Yandex.

Мультипотентные мезенхимные стромальные клетки жировой ткани и использование их в создании трехмерных трансплантатов хрящевой ткани

It translates into…

Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells of adipose tissue and their use in the creation of three-dimensional cartilage grafts


The Ph. D Candidate’s real name: Шарифуллина, Светлана Загировна. This is what many people don’t realize. When you see Teplyashin’s name on the research papers, you also look at the other people’s names. There is almost always two other researcher’s names that is with him. They are…

  1. Korzhikova SV
  2. Sharifullina SZ

You can see that Sharifullina SZ is this person, who had done through Ph. D thesis on cartilage generation using TGF-beta and stem cells. Like any good leader, they surround themselves with people who are much smarter than themselves, at least in their respective areas of study.

I quote the following from the Ph.D translated by Google Chrome….

2.1.13. A method for obtaining three-dimensional cartilage grafts

Three-dimensional cartilage graft obtained by the method recommended by the manufacturer Biomatrix – BD Biosciences (Germany). The three-dimensional matrix based on polylactic acid (OPLA) or collagen (Collagen) was placed in a 15 ml tube, 150 ul of the cell suspension at a concentration of 5 x 104/ml was applied to the matrix and incubated with orbital shaking at +37 ° C for 2 hours. Then added differential tsirovochnuyu environment and placed in culture for a C02 incubator. Composition differentiating medium: DMEM-HG, 1% Albumin (HSA), 0,1 nM dexamethasone, 0.2 mM ascorbate-2-phosphate, 1 x ITS, 10 ng / ml TGF-J31, 1% antibiotic. Change carried out through the medium every 3 days for 4 weeks.

2.1.14. Preclinical trials – transplantation TTHT based ITCs adipose tissue in the body immunodeficient mice

Preclinical trials conducted in experimental animals, provided by the Russian State University Cancer Research Center. NI RAMS in a joint research agreement. Three-dimensional cartilage tissue grafts prepared in vitro, ectopically sutured back to immunodeficient mice (Balb / C nude) for a period of 8 weeks to assess toxicity and tumorigenicity. After completion of the experiment the animals were euthanized and the grafts removed. In the experiment guided by the requirements of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the European Convention for the protection of experimental animals.

If you searched further, you’d find her Ph.D is used as a citation on Teplyashin’s personal websites, both and
Sharifullina Svetlana ZagirovnaThe Ph.D was defended back in 2007 and it wasn’t until 2011 when another proposal for a project was made entitled “In vitro obtainment of bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stromal cell three-dimensional bone tissue grafts and their application in bone tissue injury.”


This almost agrees exactly with what happened on the Make Me Taller Forums when the news of Teplyashin’s claims first came out maybe 3-4 years ago. That thread on MMT was very much talked about and people did get excited, but over the last few years the MMT crowd seems to have lost interest. It is a shame because based on the time line, I think the Teplyashin research team is actually quite on track in terms of research.

I know from experience that biomedical technology that can finally be taken out of the lab and used in treatments take decades to come about. The rate of the research is actually very, VERY fast. it has been only maybe 3-4 years, which is nothing. I said in the research post that when it comes to biomedical technology development, even hundreds of millions of dollars spent on research might eventually yield nothing in return.


I also noticed another article Teplyashin’s team wrote up at the bottom of the webpage which caught my eye.

CitationsTeplyashin A.S. HUVEC for Prevascularization of Bone Tissue-Engineered Graft / Kulneva E.I., Korjikova S.V., Teplyashin A.S. // J Biotechnol. – 2010. – V.150. – S1. – P.96-97

It seems that maybe Teplyashin’s team figured out how to solve the vascularization problem that so many surgeons have had in doing epiphyseal growth plate transplantation. The big problem for over a century in getting growth plate transplants to work after implantation has always been that there is a vascularization problem. The scaffold with stem cells embedded inside could not get the blood vessels to wrap and go into the scaffolds and fuse together. It seems that they might have a way to figure that out.

If Zagirovna has been successful in getting the 3-D Cartilage Grafts to be grown, and they got the vascularization problem figure out, then what Teplyashin had been claiming is absolutely true.