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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #341 on: September 28, 2020, 06:35:05 AM »

Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words... pain is much more manageable now, but yes It's the stupid rods because the intense pain was a combination of both hip pain and knee pain by where the screws are so for sure the screws/rods are messing with me still! the pain started as soon as I stepped down from a step, after walking several miles a bit tipsy lol ... but yeah I haven't scheduled rod removal because I can't travel to Greece as of yet, due to covid  :-[, but I'm considering going with Debiparshad for rod removals now if It doesn't seem to clear up by around december/january to go with giotikas, I really don't want these rods in me anymore, and neither does my body.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #342 on: September 28, 2020, 02:41:25 PM »

Did you do anything specific to troubleshoot through the pain? Like any stretches, medication, resting, etc.?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #343 on: September 28, 2020, 03:57:52 PM »

Is there an option to just remove the screws before removing the entire rod?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #344 on: September 28, 2020, 05:36:38 PM »

Thanks everybody for your kind and encouraging words... pain is much more manageable now, but yes It's the stupid rods because the intense pain was a combination of both hip pain and knee pain by where the screws are so for sure the screws/rods are messing with me still! the pain started as soon as I stepped down from a step, after walking several miles a bit tipsy lol ... but yeah I haven't scheduled rod removal because I can't travel to Greece as of yet, due to covid  :-[, but I'm considering going with Debiparshad for rod removals now if It doesn't seem to clear up by around december/january to go with giotikas, I really don't want these rods in me anymore, and neither does my body.

hey movie
is it that much cheaper to go with debiparshad than dr m?

in theory any old orthopod could remove your nails? couldnt you find a cheaper option at home?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #345 on: September 28, 2020, 07:42:47 PM »

@Movie: I've heard of some possibility of insurance covering rod removal, but no one has ever confirmed. I feel like a lot of people actually stop coming here before rod removal even happens, so we have less anecdotal information about it than the surgery itself!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #346 on: September 28, 2020, 07:47:51 PM »

@brondo, about 4-5 tylenol's extra strength in a period of 2 hours and ice  :o
@Hobbes: I don't think so.
@wannabeidol: Yep Dr. M Quoted me about 21k total, Debiparshad quoted 14k total, in Greece I'd be looking at around 9.2K total (7,800 Euros)
@BelowTheMean: Yes some insurances could remove it but mine wouldn't cover the removal of these cosmetic rods unfortunately.
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« Reply #347 on: September 28, 2020, 07:49:53 PM »

Movie Dr. D said it was 12k but maybe it’s because I did the surgery with him? I’m not sure. I can probably look into it
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« Reply #348 on: September 28, 2020, 07:51:49 PM »

Movie Dr. D said it was 12k but maybe it’s because I did the surgery with him? I’m not sure. I can probably look into it


Yup, If he quoted you 12k and me 14k I'm sure you're getting the returning customer discount. heck if it was 12K I'd even be more encouraged to go
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« Reply #349 on: September 28, 2020, 07:55:18 PM »

Yeah that would be good. I can ask if he can do it for 12k. Damn Dr. M’s at 21k.. that’s a lot!!
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« Reply #350 on: September 28, 2020, 10:29:35 PM »

Would greatly appreciate if you could ask for me !  ;D

it is, it's crazy that it's higher than Paley or Rozbruch ... but it's the hospital fees he doesn't have his own section in a big hospital like they do or a big clinic like Limplastix.  :o
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« Reply #351 on: September 28, 2020, 10:40:11 PM »

You got it bro, I asked them. Dr. D does it in a hospital also, Limbplasx isn’t that big it’s a office inside a building. I hit up Teresa, she’s covers financing and she said she’ll ask Dr. D. You’ll be very happy with the whole crew. Dr. D, Ronnie and Teresa are great. I’ll let you know when she hits me back up
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #352 on: September 28, 2020, 10:47:36 PM »

Ohh okay they're in a similar situation as Mahboubian then, but maybe hospital fees are cheaper in Vegas than in LA
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #353 on: September 29, 2020, 11:50:49 PM »

Hey bro I just got a response from Teresa, she said 14k sorry bro at least we tried
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #354 on: September 30, 2020, 03:23:18 AM »

Hey bro I just got a response from Teresa, she said 14k sorry bro at least we tried

14K for everyone, or just patients who installed rods with other doctors?
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #355 on: September 30, 2020, 05:28:22 AM »

I think it’s for everyone
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #356 on: September 30, 2020, 07:23:57 AM »

Gotcha thanks a lot for trying and asking for me, I really appreciate it!
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #357 on: October 01, 2020, 03:26:34 AM »

Not a problem bro!
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« Reply #358 on: October 02, 2020, 03:03:32 PM »



Yup, If he quoted you 12k and me 14k I'm sure you're getting the returning customer discount. heck if it was 12K I'd even be more encouraged to go

Movie, please talk to Dr. M.  and ask him to give you the discount to make it $12K. I am just afraid you'd go with other doctors, and they are not as good as Dr. M., in removing the stuff, cause only Dr. M remembers exactly how he secured the nails, etc. Even a tiny mistake during removal in the worst case, may create a long lasting pain or discomfort. I would say, nail removal is not a process you'd wanna jeopardize and try to save money on. You have spent a lot of money already. Adding $12K to it would be worth it.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #359 on: October 02, 2020, 09:44:43 PM »

Movie, please talk to Dr. M.  and ask him to give you the discount to make it $12K. I am just afraid you'd go with other doctors, and they are not as good as Dr. M., in removing the stuff, cause only Dr. M remembers exactly how he secured the nails, etc. Even a tiny mistake during removal in the worst case, may create a long lasting pain or discomfort. I would say, nail removal is not a process you'd wanna jeopardize and try to save money on. You have spent a lot of money already. Adding $12K to it would be worth it.

actually pretty much all IM nails are the same. literally any competent orthopod should be able to replicate the exact  same results for removal.
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« Reply #360 on: October 02, 2020, 09:45:41 PM »

Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!
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« Reply #361 on: October 02, 2020, 10:50:21 PM »

Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!
Orthopedic surgeons are prepared for a trauma nail, a surgery after a car accident can easily be way more difficult than a nail insertion with an osteotomy. Surely in Greece you are in safe hands
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« Reply #362 on: October 02, 2020, 11:15:37 PM »

Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!

movie you should see if you can get hardware removal covered by insurance.
im not 100% familiar with the us system but there are instances whereim nail removal should be covered.
like i mentioned all orthopedic surgeons are skilled in nail removal. the only thing youre paying for with a CLL surgeon is their expertise in the management of the distraction process.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #363 on: October 03, 2020, 04:33:08 AM »

don't have that luxury my insurance won't cover it. so my best bang for my buck is Greece
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« Reply #364 on: October 03, 2020, 11:13:11 AM »

Highly doubt he'd want to do 12K, That's almost the hospital fee alone ... and then he wants a 10K surgeon fee, which made it 21K total... but I'd have to kindly disagree with you on that one, the removal surgery is not nearly as invasive or complicated as the insertion procedure, how hard can it be for any experienced orthopedic surgeon to remove 4 screws on each leg and remove a rod, if they do that procedure very often? I don't think I'm risking it going elsewhere to remove my rods specially if it's a CLL doctor that inserts and removes stryde nails as well... I'd be risking it if I was to go to a third world country and with a regular ortho doctor lol, but I think I'll be in safe hands with Giotikas for just nail removals. I appreciate your concern SNC!

Movie Bro,
I know you must have done your research and I trust what you said is correct and this surgery is simple enough that other Stryde doctors would have no problem doing a perfect removal job.
I know you'll do great and I wish you the best.
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« Reply #365 on: October 09, 2020, 11:46:27 AM »

Hi Movie,

Have your butt muscles returned to the way they were before the operation? I'm at about 1 cm distraction right now, but my butt is already getting flat.

Thanks,
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« Reply #366 on: October 09, 2020, 04:09:11 PM »

SNC: Sorry for the late reply but thanks!

asian: yes my butt is back haha
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« Reply #367 on: October 09, 2020, 06:14:35 PM »

Hi Movie,

Have your butt muscles returned to the way they were before the operation? I'm at about 1 cm distraction right now, but my butt is already getting flat.

Thanks,

Hi asian,

I am also suffering from flat butt. I hope to get it back with stretching, and eating well after the distraction is over.
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Re: Movie - Femurs with Dr. Mahboubian 9/01/2019
« Reply #368 on: October 09, 2020, 11:17:38 PM »

1 word for the butt guys.

SQUATS
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« Reply #369 on: October 10, 2020, 05:18:21 AM »

1 word for the butt guys.

SQUATS

butt buys :))

asian, we don't even know each other yet, and we are already a team, "butt guys"!  loved it BoneStretching :D

BoneStretching bro, unfortunately I was never a fan of squats, but I've seen the magic it can do and I'll there have started doing some squats almost every day. Thanks.
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« Reply #370 on: October 11, 2020, 08:47:49 AM »

butt buys :))

asian, we don't even know each other yet, and we are already a team, "butt guys"!  loved it BoneStretching :D

BoneStretching bro, unfortunately I was never a fan of squats, but I've seen the magic it can do and I'll there have started doing some squats almost every day. Thanks.

lol, yeah, team butt guys. What type of stretching are you doing? bridges? I'm not sure if we're allowed to do squats.
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« Reply #371 on: October 11, 2020, 11:22:03 AM »

lol, yeah, team butt guys. What type of stretching are you doing? bridges? I'm not sure if we're allowed to do squats.


Should be safe to do squats. Dr. M. himself recommended squats the last time I met him (a couple weeks ago).  I try to increasingly for it daily.
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