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Pioneering surgery in Sheffield

A 17-year-old girl from Grimsby has become the youngest person in the UK to have a pioneering treatment which should add 6cms to one of her legs using magnets hidden in the bone.

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Grimsby teenager has leg lengthened by magnets

A teenager from Grimsby has become the youngest person in the country to have pioneering surgery to lengthen one of her legs by using magnets.

Sophie Lewis suffers from a pelvic deformity which leaves her in pain and forces her to walk on tip toes on her right leg. Now though, her bones are being grown by manipulating magnets and she's added around four centimetres to her leg since June.

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