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Author Topic: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019  (Read 5471 times)

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2019, 08:02:39 PM »

6cm but you are going to lose some when you remove the fixator, about 10/15%, i actually asked him that and he confirmed
   So what will be the final result in your case precisely?

Could you move all by yourself through the city using public transports?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #94 on: October 02, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »

   So what will be the final result in your case precisely?

Could you move all by yourself through the city using public transports?

I don’t know yet but 5cm for sure, maybe slighty more.

For your second question, there is no way i can go outside the city and doing stuff, i can walk with crutches inside my home but i get tired really quickly.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2019, 09:43:42 PM »

I don’t know yet but 5cm for sure, maybe slighty more.

For your second question, there is no way i can go outside the city and doing stuff, i can walk with crutches inside my home but i get tired really quickly.
Do you think you get tired because the frames are heavy? Or it would be the same with stryde?

I think if you will do LATN/LON, it's better to do stryde (preferable in femur) anyway. You will have the risk of knee pain and one more surgery to take the rod out, but you will never need with frames and you can reverse lengthening anytime.

You may stay longer than 8 months in frames, but you will see, in a short time you will be walking normal again with no pain/discomfort and your height neurosis will be cured. Now, you just need to wait.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2019, 10:03:34 PM »

Do you think you get tired because the frames are heavy? Or it would be the same with stryde?

I think if you will do LATN/LON, it's better to do stryde (preferable in femur) anyway. You will have the risk of knee pain and one more surgery to take the rod out, but you will never need with frames and you can reverse lengthening anytime.

You may stay longer than 8 months in frames, but you will see, in a short time you will be walking normal again with no pain/discomfort and your height neurosis will be cured. Now, you just need to wait.

No you get tired cause you are sore, btw from the last X Rays Dr Pili said i should be done in 7 months, apparently my bone regeneration is above average
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2019, 02:58:29 AM »

No you get tired cause you are sore, btw from the last X Rays Dr Pili said i should be done in 7 months, apparently my bone regeneration is above average
Wow, man, if this happens it will be extraordinary! Are you doing anything special (exercise, diet, supplement, walking too much) or is it just luck? And you are 33.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2019, 03:36:58 AM »

No you get tired cause you are sore, btw from the last X Rays Dr Pili said i should be done in 7 months, apparently my bone regeneration is above average
If pili expects that bone shrinks, this means frames are taken off when callus is still soft
Please be careful after frame removal, bone form may change and get malalighment which can lead to arthritis.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #99 on: October 03, 2019, 06:57:51 AM »

Wow, man, if this happens it will be extraordinary! Are you doing anything special (exercise, diet, supplement, walking too much) or is it just luck? And you are 33.

Just genetic, i wasn’t allowed to take supplements during the lenghtingg phase
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« Reply #100 on: October 19, 2019, 08:09:57 PM »

Today i met Dr Pili and took the X Rays, he also removed 3 small wires i didn't need anymore. Apparently im at 6,5 cm and he now he told that after the removal i should keep more or less pretty much the this exact amount, i also told him if i can keep lenghting without doing ATL and he told me yes but 0,5cm at best. I don't think i will do those last 5mm, tomorrow i will post my X Rays
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #101 on: October 20, 2019, 06:01:32 AM »

Hi Rei

Congrats!  You are almost there! 
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« Reply #102 on: October 20, 2019, 07:05:17 PM »

Wait Rei,

So you have done 6cm? It seems like you began raising your limit as you neared the end which I definitely understand considering the hell you went through. But essentially for 6cm it took you from mid june to october. Do you have to keep the frames on after you've finished distracting? Apologies I don't entirely understand the surgery completely and I am considering Pili for the surgery..

What else do you think helped you from not having to do ATL?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #103 on: October 20, 2019, 08:30:14 PM »

Wait Rei,

So you have done 6cm? It seems like you began raising your limit as you neared the end which I definitely understand considering the hell you went through. But essentially for 6cm it took you from mid june to october. Do you have to keep the frames on after you've finished distracting? Apologies I don't entirely understand the surgery completely and I am considering Pili for the surgery..

What else do you think helped you from not having to do ATL?

Actually early June but at the beginning of August i started to distract only 0,5mm at day; the method Dr Pili use is pure external so i will have to wear the frames until i’m completely consolidated.
Instead for the ATL i think Pili and Catagni are the only one that really push you doing it, in the end i only experienced ballerina in one foot that i fixed in two weeks without distracting.
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »

Just met Dr Pili today, he said im doing good and told me to start "shortening" myself 1/4 of mm each week for a total amount of about 2mm, he also said i will remove the ExFix in about 3 months, so it would be slight less than 9 months. Btw i can walk unhained since a couple of weeks but he told to still walk with crutches for atleast another month
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2019, 04:18:45 PM »

happy to know everything's going well.

what do you mean with "start shortening"?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #106 on: November 23, 2019, 08:54:00 PM »

happy to know everything's going well.

what do you mean with "start shortening"?

Like 2mm, it helps with the healing process, apprently a lot of doctors do the same
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #107 on: November 28, 2019, 12:56:05 PM »

Hey Rei, what is the pain level currently?
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #108 on: November 28, 2019, 02:37:51 PM »

Hey Rei, what is the pain level currently?

Been zero since i stop the lenghtening. I can walk unaided since 3 weeks ago but Dr Pili told me not to for now
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #109 on: November 28, 2019, 05:37:35 PM »

Been zero since i stop the lenghtening. I can walk unaided since 3 weeks ago but Dr Pili told me not to for now


How many cm you gain ?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #110 on: November 28, 2019, 09:15:32 PM »


How many cm you gain ?

I have no idea, at this point i will measure myself after removing the ExFix
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #111 on: November 29, 2019, 09:37:56 PM »

Been zero since i stop the lenghtening. I can walk unaided since 3 weeks ago but Dr Pili told me not to for now
Great man, happy to hear that.
How's the scars? do they look bad?
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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« Reply #112 on: November 29, 2019, 11:10:20 PM »

Great man, happy to hear that.
How's the scars? do they look bad?

A couple for each leg are pretty long and still red, i’m talking about the scars made by the pins while lenghtening while the surgery scars are barely noticeable.
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« Reply #113 on: November 30, 2019, 09:05:16 PM »

A couple for each leg are pretty long and still red, i’m talking about the scars made by the pins while lenghtening while the surgery scars are barely noticeable.
Your experience seems to coincide with others I've spoken with.
All people so far told me the scars are worth the improvement in quality of life and said only the lengthening scars are noticeable and can be removed later.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #114 on: November 30, 2019, 09:13:21 PM »

only the lengthening scars are noticeable and can be removed later.

My lengthening scars are also quite visible while the initials scars are not. What do you guys think is the best scar removal method for lengthening scars?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #115 on: December 01, 2019, 12:28:41 AM »

My lengthening scars are also quite visible while the initials scars are not. What do you guys think is the best scar removal method for lengthening scars?


tattoos over it
you can also make laser
what is your skin color ? rather pale / tanned / brown ?
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2019, 05:08:09 PM »


tattoos over it
you can also make laser
what is your skin color ? rather pale / tanned / brown ?
I'm planning the same thing.
I'll tattoo one leg and laser the other one. I'm tanned with a lot of hair, so I guess the scars won't be visible.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2019, 10:24:33 PM »

Once in a while it looks like one of the pins is infected, gets swollen, pus coming out...it hurts etc but without taking anything it gets better in 3 days and usually in 5 days is “healed”, this happens even now after a more than a month i stopped the lenghtening phase.

Btw after 6 months now i’m getting really sick and i just want to get my life back, i can’t imagine having another 3 months ahead of me, i just want to get a shower, get an haircut and go back to lifting, i look really neglected compared to before the surgery
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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2019, 10:52:15 PM »

Once in a while it looks like one of the pins is infected, gets swollen, pus coming out...it hurts etc but without taking anything it gets better in 3 days and usually in 5 days is “healed”, this happens even now after a more than a month i stopped the lenghtening phase.

Btw after 6 months now i’m getting really sick and i just want to get my life back, i can’t imagine having another 3 months ahead of me, i just want to get a shower, get an haircut and go back to lifting, i look really neglected compared to before the surgery
I understand your pain, but never forget: No Pain, No Gain.
In a couple of months from now, you will look back and be proud of yourself.
The pain of being short is greater than this.
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.

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Re: Dr Pili external Tibia with HEF method (hopefuly 6cm) 2019
« Reply #119 on: Today at 10:55:09 AM »

Any update Rei?
Are you walking now?
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Original Height: 5 foot 7.4 (1.71 cm), Goal Height: 5 foot 10.1 (1.78 cm)
Initial Femur's Length: 43.8 cm, Initial Tibia's Length: 37.4 cm
Method: External Tibia @ Dr. Jacob Odessky
Body Composition: Buffed, low body fat
Approximate date of surgery: March 2020.
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