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G-Man

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2015, 08:29:37 PM »

Legs are fine but your face is a bit yellow.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2015, 08:46:02 PM »

Yes I would, the surgery it's a little bit expensive but I'm happy with my choice up to now..

What do you guys think about my proportions? I think I could go with 2 cm more, going to about 7...

Lumiere
Does dr catagni perform Latn?
And what about your opinion  for time frame if i did 5cm external or latn with this doctor?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2015, 09:35:35 PM »

I think your proportions look fine. Just be aware if you do more cm you'll have very long tibia for a man your height. How long were your tibia and femur before surgery?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2015, 07:26:07 AM »

I think your proportions look fine. Just be aware if you do more cm you'll have very long tibia for a man your height. How long were your tibia and femur before surgery?
He STRONGLY prefer Ilizarov, this means that he will push you on doing Ilizarov... But he also lenghen tibiae with ISKD and an hybrid method, in which you have an internal rod and an esternal axial lengthening frame, that is removed after the lengthening, so during the consilodation there is just the internal rod (don't know the name of this technique). Btw, if you ask him via email, he will send you a pdf document with all the information you need.

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2015, 10:59:42 AM »

do you know your tibia and femur length before surgery?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2015, 11:48:43 AM »

I have no idea, I didn't measure them..
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2015, 03:18:07 PM »

I have no idea, I didn't measure them..
It is very easy.
Now you just measure current tibias length by x ray then minus number that you have lengthened.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2015, 04:29:56 PM »

36ish cm pre-op
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2015, 04:40:51 PM »

36ish cm pre-op

lumiere, im 165 with 36,5cm tibia, and 43 femur, could you measure your femur too?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2015, 04:52:38 PM »

I have no X-Rays of my femours, I'm sorry...
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2015, 05:46:08 PM »

Lumiere , how many months do you expect to be with the frames?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2015, 05:53:57 PM »

I think I'll be done with lengthening in 30 days from now... After that, I think the consolidation period could be of maybe 4 or 5 months... I hope 4! In the case of 4 months for consolidation, the total time in frames would be kind of 8 months...
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2015, 11:32:34 AM »

Hey guys!

I'm pretty fine, finished lengthening two days ago, I reached +65 mm and I'm satisfied with my new height. I hope to not regret to have not reached 70 mm or more, but now I think my proportions are not too weird and that 5/10 mm more would not change too much.

I have my consultation with Catagni next Monday, I'll keep you informed.

Lumiere.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2015, 07:49:23 PM »

I think 6.5 on tibs is plenty, if you really want more you can always go for femurs!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2015, 08:04:47 PM »

Did you need the achilles lengthening or no? I hear Catagni likes to do it.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2015, 10:20:22 PM »

He pushed me to book for the surgery, but I didn't, and now I have a little ballerina foot but I hope it will improve with movement...
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2015, 02:26:58 PM »

How does your proportions look now?
Does catagni corrected your missalignament?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2015, 03:23:44 PM »

Hey KrP1,

I noticed your PMs, but I'm pretty busy at work so I feel like is better to write here instead of via PMs...

I think my proportions are fine! Catagni is going to correct my missalignament on monday, I'll keep you informed.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2015, 05:49:45 PM »

Buona Sera e Buona Fortuna You have more patience than me. 12 years ago I had Ilizarov in Australia for correction of bowing and four months was all I could take with these big external fixators. Wish I had the patience to finish LL with Ilizarov all those years ago but now looking for monorail with Mitkovic.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2015, 02:48:13 PM »

My ballerina foot are completely gone away, now, after 7 days I didn't lengthened more, I can easily stand barefoot with my foot completely touching the ground. I'm thinking about try to do one centimeter more, but I'm not so sure of that... Tomorroy I'm going to have my consultation, I'll ask if it could be good to do some cyclette at home and what he thinks about doing one centimeter more...

See ya!

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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #51 on: June 29, 2015, 10:26:12 AM »

How is all going?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2015, 02:51:00 PM »

Sorry for the absence.

I had my consultation and Catagni modifies the Ilizarov frames in order to correct the disalignment. Now I'm correcting the deformity, I'm close to the end, this is a picture of my left Ilizarov frame with the new mechanical joint:

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As you can see, rings are not parallel right now, this is because of the correction.

I'm pretty fine and Catagni told me I'll be frames free in september or october.

If you have any question just ask!

See ya,

Lumiere
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2015, 03:57:49 PM »

how many cm have you done finally lumiere?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2015, 04:35:51 PM »

6.5, but I think they are 5.5 of real height... I'm now about 169 cm tall.
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2015, 06:12:20 PM »

Clip of me walking soon on this spot!
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2015, 09:07:21 AM »

Hey guys,

I'm feeling pretty good, I can now walk also without crutches, but I don't wanna do it because I think it could be too soon... Tomorrow I've my consultation with Catagni... I'm too lazy to record and upload a clip, sorry guys :)

Lumiere
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2015, 10:24:36 PM »

Hello, I am interested too in doing external tibiae with catagni since I live in Italy .. How is. Your recovery doing?  When does he remove the frames?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2015, 11:00:00 PM »

Hey guys,

this is just to share my LL experience with dott. M. Catagni (Lecco, Italy). Below some information:

Initial height: 163.5cm
Date of operation: 5th March 2015
Start lenghening at 20th March
Lengthening ratio: 0.75mm/day (I have one ostheotomy in my tibiae and one in my fibulae)
Target lengthening: minimum 6cm, max 7.5 cm

I'm now at 29mm.

Lumiere

Hello sir, any updates?
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #59 on: August 03, 2015, 09:57:10 AM »

Hey guys,

I could say I'm okay, I'm having my first walkings without cruches, and I tipically use just one cruch... On 5th August I'm having a consultation with Catagni, I think I'll have my frames off at the end of September, it's so close and I really can't wait for it.

Lumiere
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2015, 11:43:01 AM »

congratulations veo.  you are im good hands.  8)
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Re: Lumiere - External Tibiae with Dr. M. Catagni (Italy)
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2015, 04:06:40 PM »

Does Catagni have any opinion or judgement on proportion and ratio with tibiae?
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