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Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« on: March 27, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »

Im doing external fixators with Dr solomin in 2018-2019. Anyone interested?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 01:18:55 PM »

I'm considering a toss-up between Mitkovic and Solomin in this time period for internals. It depends on how much money I have. I might join you.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 11:17:52 PM »

I'm considering a toss-up between Mitkovic and Solomin in this time period for internals. It depends on how much money I have. I might join you.

I thought Dr. Solomin only did externals?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 10:52:07 AM »

Thats great! Im a good cook so I dont mind cooking during the stay.  :)
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 08:45:58 AM »

Yeah, I guess. He does LATN which is kind of both internal and external although I guess it would be conventionally referred to as external.

That said doing that on my femurs would be really painful and I'm not sure if I'm enough of a masochist to do it :P
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 04:33:31 PM »

I'd like to join if it's in 2019. Still looking  through the Indian doctors. Where is the link to his website/info?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 01:52:19 AM »

I plan on going after I finish college and save some money.
7cm on tibias with pure externals or LON, didn't decide which yet.

Around the end of 2018 or 2019, so maybe we can all go together. :)
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 12:10:15 PM »

Yeah, I guess. He does LATN which is kind of both internal and external although I guess it would be conventionally referred to as external.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 12:11:20 PM »

Oops. Accidental quote.

I was gona say Ii'm thinking of going to Solomin too, and if I do will probably go some time mid to late next year. So I might see you guys there.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 12:12:48 PM »

P.S. I was wrong about LON and LATN. They combine internal and external methods but use an internal advice to do the work of lengthening.

Also externals on femurs are painful, LON and LATN are apparently fine. Just FYI if you didn't know
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 08:12:03 AM »


P.S. I was wrong about LON and LATN. They combine internal and external methods but use an external device to do the work of lengthening.

Also externals on femurs are painful, LON and LATN are apparently better, because you need the external devise only for the time of lengthening. Just FYI if you didn't know

Fixed that for you to avoid missinformation getting spread :)

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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 04:02:36 PM »

I'm considering a toss-up between Mitkovic and Solomin in this time period for internals. It depends on how much money I have. I might join you.

I'm in the same situation, I guess it just really depends on how much money I have saved up. The only bad thing I heard about Dr. Solomin is getting a visa longer than a month, which isn't really his fault. But how can you extend your stay?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 04:42:20 PM »

I'm in the same situation, I guess it just really depends on how much money I have saved up. The only bad thing I heard about Dr. Solomin is getting a visa longer than a month, which isn't really his fault. But how can you extend your stay?
there are companies that do everything for you or the hospital will do(medem).
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 08:19:54 PM »

Thanks Chris

Yes with LATN and LON you can wear the external device for maybe 1/3rd as long, only during lengthening, not consolidation.

I heard that Solomin's clinic can sort out a visa for longer than that? In fact, this is what he told me when he emailed. Where did you hear that it was difficult to get anything longer than a one month visa?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 10:07:59 PM »

Maybe I was mistook Solomin with somebody else. I thought I read a thread a while ago that said he doesn't offer visa support. Is that not right?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 12:43:25 AM »

When he emailed me he said he did offer full visa support if requested.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 12:46:18 AM »

Ah but the catch is that visa support is only offered if you stay and are treated at the more expensive MEDEM clinic (instead of St. Elizabeth).
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 04:46:09 AM »

Well I can't understand a lick of Russian anyway so i'm going for medem. Anyone thinking of finding an english speaking appartment rental?
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 04:11:50 PM »

I've been looking into Solomin a lot more since reading this, and as far as price goes it's incredibly tempting. Do you guys know of any diaries or any experiences from him? I for the life of me cannot find a single complete one.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 04:01:22 AM »

Hi guys,

I have done LATN with dr Solomin, from my experience if you guys go with external only, I would recommend him, but if you go with LATN, I would not because the frame for external only, has 5 half pins and 4 wires, then when nailing you would have from 5 to 6 incisions for screws and a big one on the knee, then you will end up with a lot of scars, plus these incisions, pins will affect to your nerves, currently I have one skin area near the right knee having numbness, in some places the sensation is reduced, and the biggest complication is my left foot still have no sensation and painful inside, the toes is difficult to move up and down and couldn't move in horizontal direction. When I told him these symptoms he only said that I should consult with a neurologist and didn't explain any thing or giving his opinion on this. When I came back my country and met with an orthopaedic specialist and an neurologist, they said that I need to wait for some months for nerve recovery and it may or may not recover completely.

So if you go with external + internal I think you should consider LON with dr Parihar
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2017, 04:40:33 AM »

Hi guys,

I have done LATN with dr Solomin, from my experience if you guys go with external only, I would recommend him, but if you go with LATN, I would not because the frame for external only, has 5 half pins and 4 wires, then when nailing you would have from 5 to 6 incisions for screws and a big one on the knee, then you will end up with a lot of scars, plus these incisions, pins will affect to your nerves, currently I have one skin area near the right knee having numbness, in some places the sensation is reduced, and the biggest complication is my left foot still have no sensation and painful inside, the toes is difficult to move up and down and couldn't move in horizontal direction. When I told him these symptoms he only said that I should consult with a neurologist and didn't explain any thing or giving his opinion on this. When I came back my country and met with an orthopaedic specialist and an neurologist, they said that I need to wait for some months for nerve recovery and it may or may not recover completely.

So if you go with external + internal I think you should consider LON with dr Parihar

Dang, that's not that great to hear. I wasn't really planning on doing LATN, but I was hoping that people would have better experiences with Dr. Solomin. I hope things heal up better for you, thanks for the reply.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 05:17:35 AM by taieruya »
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2017, 06:11:23 AM »

The little problem with hybrid methods ( LON, LATN) is the surgery itself, is very long And difficult for the surgeon, more than precice or pure externals, but yes is more comfortable. I do think LATN is better than LON, because you can correct alignment, the problem here is that you can lose a little of height in the nailing surgery, would be good to know which nailing technique Solomin does.
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 08:04:59 AM »

I don't get it, is the way Solomin does LATN unusual?
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2017, 09:33:45 AM »

I don't get it, is the way Solomin does LATN unusual?
there are 5 scars for 5 half pins, 3 scars for breaking bone (he uses zic zac technique)

when nailing, there are 6 to 7 scars for screw and 1 big one on the knee for inserting the nail

total is 15 to 16 scars, I didn't count small scars caused by wires

so far he had 2 patients having nerve damage after nailing (including me)

if you are ok with that then go for LATN with him.

Also he may offer LON in the email but when you consult directly with him, most likely he will offer only LATN, I think because he is more familiar with LATN than LON, also all the patients I know, no one did LON with him
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2017, 10:24:16 AM »

The little problem with hybrid methods ( LON, LATN) is the surgery itself, is very long And difficult for the surgeon, more than precice or pure externals, but yes is more comfortable. I do think LATN is better than LON, because you can correct alignment, the problem here is that you can lose a little of height in the nailing surgery, would be good to know which nailing technique Solomin does.
if your legs are not curved then I don't think LATN is a good option in terms of scars, risk of complications, the second big surgery for nailing should be avoided
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Re: Dr solomin 2018-2019?
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2017, 10:28:33 AM »

Hey SAVeteran! How are you? Its been a while :) PM me maybe?
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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2017, 10:33:32 AM »

Hey SAVeteran! How are you? Its been a while :)
Hi Kakahi,

I got complication of nerve damage on my left foot, it's still numb, painful, still can not practice with crutches much, I'm waiting for recovery.. how about you?
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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 10:39:02 AM »

Im doing great. Maybe you can email me? I highly recommend you do a lot of physio
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« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2017, 11:11:07 AM »

there are 5 scars for 5 half pins, 3 scars for breaking bone (he uses zic zac technique)

when nailing, there are 6 to 7 scars for screw and 1 big one on the knee for inserting the nail

total is 15 to 16 scars, I didn't count small scars caused by wires

so far he had 2 patients having nerve damage after nailing (including me)

if you are ok with that then go for LATN with him.

Also he may offer LON in the email but when you consult directly with him, most likely he will offer only LATN, I think because he is more familiar with LATN than LON, also all the patients I know, no one did LON with him

Thanks for the info! This is all really useful to know.

Were you and the other guy in the same group of patients- doing LL at the same time? Or is this just overall?

Basically, what % of patients would you say have this problem with Solomin?

Cheers
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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 11:18:50 AM »

Im doing great. Maybe you can email me? I highly recommend you do a lot of physio

Have you done the operation in the end?
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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 04:26:07 PM »

Hi Kakahi,

I got complication of nerve damage on my left foot, it's still numb, painful, still can not practice with crutches much, I'm waiting for recovery.. how about you?
Do you have neuropraxia?
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