Student Engineers Automate Limb Lengthening for Kids, Rice University Study  
4/24/2012 7:34:07 AM

Another day, another four turns of the screw. That's just a part of life for people, primarily children, undergoing the long and difficult process of distraction osteogenesis, a method to correct bone deformities that leave one limb shorter than the other. A team of Rice University undergraduates has invented a device they hope will make the process safer and easier.