Calling all bad ass orthopedic surgeons! I have a mangled leg that defies all conventional orthodoxy. I need some help.
In brief: Since a semi-truck ran into me in 1989 my leg is a unique structural mess. Despite my deficiencies I am determined to I to lead a active life. I believe the right orthopedic procedure can help if I can find the right doctor.
I have been told the combination of my injury complexity and high level of function does not lead to an easy path for treatment. The purpose of this page is to open my medical case to a wider audience of professionals for comment. Ultimately this project will move forward if I find the right professional whom based on there experience believes there is a high likelihood of improving my situation through surgical intervention. If you have something to contribute I would love to hear from you. Otherwise please pass my case on to a colleague or your professional network!
Goal: Improving the short/long term utility (functionality and durability) of my lower rig ht limb.
Background: My right lower limb has suffered massive trauma and resulting growth deformities. Fortunately, despite this, the limb has adapted remarkably well. With the help of orthotics, the limb is relatively high functioning with a low level of pain. I had 8 surgical interventions during the first 7 years, but have had nothing in the last 18 years. I am curious to the possibilities further benefit of surgical intervention at this time.
Problem: In general the limb is structurally and functionally deficient. These facts lead to various complicated functional problems that can be generalized into the following categories:
Aim: Design surgical procedure(s) that will improve the utility, function and/or durability of my limb. Addressing the abnormal valgus, rotation and leg length in an effort to:
Proposed Procedures w/ Orthopedic Evaluations: (What other have recommended)
Other: Need more info? I have every medical record from 1989 -2014 available. I can also provide additional videos for evaluation upon request.
2) share! - W/ COLLEAGUES!
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There you have it, my case in a nutshell. I need help figuring this out. New perspectives. Please contact, comment or share colleagues. Thank you!