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Author Topic: 10 cm vs. 5+5 cm and Achillotenotomy  (Read 2550 times)
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« on: October 31, 2009, 07:51:53 PM »

Hi there, I have two questions  :)

First of all, I'm trying to decide on whether going for Albizzia (10 cm on femur) or deciding for external fixators and lengthening the tibia and femur at the same time, both by 5 cm.  What do you think? Aesthetically I don't want to ruin myself by lengthening so much on one bone only.

Also, my achilles tendons are ALREADY short.  I guess you call it Ballerina foot (awful name, btw), whatever; and I would like to know if this lengthening job going to make my tendons/walking even worse.  Do LL surgeons also perform achillotenotomy? (tenotomy: the lengthening of tendons)  Also, was it necessary for any of you "LL troopers"?

Thanks in advance  :)

Starting Height: 165 cm
Final Height: 172 cm

Date of Surgery: January 6th, 2014
Started Lengthening: January 11th, 2014
Started Walking Again: March 21st, 2014
From Surgery to Walking: 75 days

Lengthened 7 cm with Dr.Muharrem Inan in Istanbul, Turkey with the Fitbone Internal Method.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 11:25:56 PM »

Please read the FAQs - it states clearly that 10cm on one bone segment is simply not cool Smiley

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