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Author Topic: Camillo - External Tibias - Dr. Catagni and Dr. Pili - 2016 - Growing In Italy  (Read 493 times)
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« on: October 24, 2016, 09:04:51 PM »

Camillo has asked me to start a diary for him for his tibia lengthening. Congrats on starting your journey.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 12:39:38 PM »

Funny how I got the same name as the Dr.  Grin


I wish you a painless and complicationless lenghtening Camillo!
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Height : 171cm (at night)
Target : 177cm
Method : LON in India or Beijing : depending on the amount of money saved until 2017!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 12:07:41 AM »

Thank you Sys

Hi guys,

Just a quick update from me.

I am 172 cm tall
I had my surgery on Oct 13
I stayed 2 nights at the hospital and then back by train to my apartment which is a couple of hours far
My goal is to grow 8 cm, I will start lengthening in a couple of days 0. 75 mm everyday
Method: hybrid of external fixator in my tibia
Doctor: Pili and Catagni together

So far I didn't have big problems.  However:
- it is hard to walk, you feel pain in your pins
- you have to basically live with rigid sandals and elastic that keep your feet at 90 degrees position
- hard to sleep (more for the sandals than for the fixator).  Any suggestion here?
- I took pills for pain, infection, sleep, swollen legs, spasms

First week I didn't do anything, I was in too much discomfort for the new situation.  After I got an email from the doctor saying to start the exercises he told me to do even if I was in pain, so I did.  After 10 days I had my first walk outside, I went to a restaurant in front of my apartment.  And just today I went to check the gym 200 meter far from my apartment (it took me 20 min to walk there!).

However, today I faced also some stairs and I may have stepped too hard with my left feet because I couldn't properly bend my right knee, so I had a strong pain straight away and since then I feel a strange "clicking" sensation in my left leg, like if the bone is moving.  I hope I didn't break anything.  Does anyone has experience with this?.  If it will not stop I may email the doctor tomorrow.

I will keep you update about my progress, tomorrow I am supposed to remove my stitches, at the clinic they gave me a scissor for that, but I never did it before, so I am wondering if it will be complicate or painful.  Did you guys remove the stitches yourself? Is it ok to do it alone?.  Also, I have my fist visit with the doctor scheduled in a couple of weeks.  My goal right now, unless my left leg will give me problem, is to increase the amount of meter I walk everyday, and keep going with the exercises.
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