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Re: Diary - LON Femurs Dr Halil Buldu
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2020, 10:20:28 AM »

Hi Jamesy998, firstly good luck with your process! I wanted to ask if there's already a few mm gap right after the surgery? I mean, do you actually gain 1-2 mm during the surgery? It seems like that at your X-Rays.

I have no idea to be honest with you.
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2020, 10:21:41 AM »

Be brave man,keep your goal in mind,3 months and it will be worthwhile in the long run,you're already in,can't go back now :)

Only thing I ever worry about is ROM, that is all. Other than that I feel great. Maybe my ROM is horrid because I am only 7 days post op.
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« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2020, 08:56:49 PM »

Hi James
I live in the UK and seriously considering LON fermos lengthening to 7 or 7.5cm in turkey.
How much does device stick out? Ill have to go back to UK and was wondering if I could wear baggy joggers?
Also I have a job and can work from home until we are told by the government to go back to work (probably summer) so I think i can get away with having the surgery and not going into work. Do you think you are able to sit on a chair for a few hours with rests after a couple of weeks since the surgery?
 
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« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2020, 03:10:31 AM »

Hi James
I live in the UK and seriously considering LON fermos lengthening to 7 or 7.5cm in turkey.
How much does device stick out? Ill have to go back to UK and was wondering if I could wear baggy joggers?
Also I have a job and can work from home until we are told by the government to go back to work (probably summer) so I think i can get away with having the surgery and not going into work. Do you think you are able to sit on a chair for a few hours with rests after a couple of weeks since the surgery?

There are people that have done it before but it seems barbaric. They do not stick out too much but the pants wont exactly hide them because the devices are rather tall.
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2021, 03:33:49 PM »

Hey man,how are you doing ?Did you start lenghtining ?
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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2021, 03:33:58 PM »

01/01/2021
- Happy New Year everyone, hopefully it will go well. Just a little update since last post. In terms of ROM, nothing has changed at all. Since my ROM at the moment is so bad I will be calling a physiotherapist in the next day or two to start a program. Right knee is still giving me trouble in the sense that it bends less then the left knee. I have not been doing much walking lately other than to go to the bathroom or stretch. My scars are very itchy which is a good thing since it means they are healing up.

So far I have lengthened about 4mm. Zero pain other than the occasional sore feeling around the pinsites. The ROM is the only thing that has me worried for the time being. Always wondered if one could go through entire lengthening with limited ROM and then work on it in the phase after the lengthening during consolidation?

Watch Netflix all day and doing some study work as I am a part time student. That is pretty much it, I rebandage every three days and religiously clean my pinsite areas with alcohol to avoid any infection.
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Re: Diary - LON Femurs Dr Halil Buldu
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2021, 05:16:19 PM »

ROM is big problem with femur LON
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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2021, 05:31:05 PM »

ROM is big problem with femur LON

Yeah found out the hard way, is what it is. Some people have fantastic ROM while doing LON femurs. With training it will get better
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« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2021, 06:07:57 PM »

Doing PT is a good idea anyway. It definitely helps to have someone else stretch you since you can't do everything by yourself. Glad to hear that your pain levels are tolerable now!
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« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2021, 09:23:33 AM »

I have a genuine curiosity. What made you choose buldu? How come people don’t use leonid in Russia recently? I was considering him parihar or buldu, he’s very experienced and also a lot less, and that area of Russia appears to be very safe after research althoughy cold.

I currently have enough to pay for stryde after years of saving but do not want to spend all my savings on one thing. Just trying to figure out if I should just end up using stryde or doing LON femur with one of these doctors. What attracted you to buldu personally?
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« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2021, 11:14:42 AM »

I have a genuine curiosity. What made you choose buldu? How come people don’t use leonid in Russia recently? I was considering him parihar or buldu, he’s very experienced and also a lot less, and that area of Russia appears to be very safe after research althoughy cold.

I currently have enough to pay for stryde after years of saving but do not want to spend all my savings on one thing. Just trying to figure out if I should just end up using stryde or doing LON femur with one of these doctors. What attracted you to buldu personally?

Anyone that takes a look at Buldus resume will know why he is an attractive option for something like this, along with the patient care he provides. I emailed Kulesh in Russia and got a reply in like 3 months, did not give off the most professional vibe to me which made me lose my interest. Also the frames in Russia are way too big so it is why I changed my mind completely. If you cannot live without LL and it is something you genuinely need to live a better life then get stryde. LON Femurs practically leaves you more or less with near zero mobility. 
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« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2021, 10:55:49 PM »

Happy New year. Are you staying in Istanbul the whole time or traveling back home.
Also do you think you are at a stage where you could 1. walk around with just crutches. 2. drive 3. if you had a job working from home, be able to work sitting on a desk. 4. be able to support yourself without a carer.
I am deeply considering taking the operation while we are in tier 4, but wondering how it will affect working from home, as I have a career and house.
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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2021, 09:14:01 AM »

Happy New year. Are you staying in Istanbul the whole time or traveling back home.
Also do you think you are at a stage where you could 1. walk around with just crutches. 2. drive 3. if you had a job working from home, be able to work sitting on a desk. 4. be able to support yourself without a carer.
I am deeply considering taking the operation while we are in tier 4, but wondering how it will affect working from home, as I have a career and house.

Yes, I am staying in Istanbul for the whole distraction period plus frame removal, then for the remainder of the consolidation I will be going home.

1. Varies from person to person but for the first 2 weeks you will 100% not be able to use only crutches.

2. There are a good few lads over here in Istanbul who drive during lengthening so I guess you could.

3. I work from home. Sometimes from the bed and every now and if your ROM/ knee bending is good then you can sit at a desk too without any issues.

4. I have a full time carer with me. I need help sitting and getting up from the toilet for example as my apartment does not have the support on the seat.

First two weeks or so after the operation it will be difficult, it was for me anyway. I notice myself becoming a bit more confident with the fixators which will enable you to do a little bit more. Personally I think a carer would be nice or to at least share a place with someone because if anything were to happen, you would need help.
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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2021, 05:16:02 PM »

05/01/2021 - Had my very first physiotherapy session and it went great. I bent my knee 90 degrees and although it was painful it was also like a great achievement for me. I will be having physio for the next two days as well. Trying to get in as much physio as I possibly can in the week as this is the MOST important stage of the lengthening. The pain that is more prevalent in the right knee is because my left leg is generally stronger than my right and most of the pain is psychological as the therapist has told me.

I will be taking Contramal 50mg before every session just to make it easier.

Overall I am satisfied with the progress and everything is looking good.
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« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2021, 07:11:50 PM »

Since you will get significant scarring from externals, are you looking into medical tattoos or other kinds of tattoos to conceal them? I think that Medium Drink of Water said it might look weird to only have tatooos on lower legs but I'm unsure where else makes sense to put them to balance it out 
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« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2021, 01:00:54 AM »

Since you will get significant scarring from externals, are you looking into medical tattoos or other kinds of tattoos to conceal them? I think that Medium Drink of Water said it might look weird to only have tatooos on lower legs but I'm unsure where else makes sense to put them to balance it out

Yes, tattoos. I already have several tattoos on my body so I highly doubt it would look strange to add a bit more on my legs. Although I can just say I fixed a “bow legs” type of deformity when I was younger.
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« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2021, 03:38:00 PM »

07/01/2021 - I am now on Day 14 officially and while my knee bending is nothing near amazing, I did manage 60 degrees which is a big improvement from last time.
I notice that my legs now feel much stronger than before, due to some time passing from surgery and also from my 3 day in a row physiotherapy sessions lasting 1.5 hrs each day. Pain has been manageable and has not bothered me too much in the past two days, I take some painkillers before physio to get the full workout with minimum pain.

My appetite has gotten much better as I am no longer feeling depressed post op. I have also been in contact with other patients here and they have been amazing help for my mental health, it is easier when you can sympathise your issues during LL with other real life patients around you.

Currently just shy of the 1CM mark and I feel zero pain and my muscle are not acting up or anything, lets hope it stays that way.
My right knee is giving me a lot more issues than the left, in fact my left knee is perfectly fine. My physiotherapist and Dr have said that this is all normal and other patients are experiencing the exact same thing.

My only problem at the moment is the knee bending and I can see it improving little by little each day. I get up three times per day so far and walk with my walker for about 15-20 minutes which I plan to increase as I get stronger and taller.

When I walk my legs are perfectly aligned and my physio therapist was also impressed. Continuing with my good posture and straight walking I should be able to avoid any kind of duckass or other walking related issues that may arise.

ps. When I said my knee bending was better than last time what I meant was that I managed to comfortably  stay on the 60 degree bent position for a long time while the 90 degree bend that I did the previous day was momentarily with a lot of pain.
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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2021, 06:21:39 PM »

nice to see you getting into the flow of things! Hope you go smoothly all the way!
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« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2021, 06:57:44 PM »

nice to see you getting into the flow of things! Hope you go smoothly all the way!

Cheers mate!
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« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2021, 05:28:36 PM »

What's your advice for dealing with the depression post op?
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« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2021, 05:31:44 PM »

What's your advice for dealing with the depression post op?

For me it was definitely getting the hell out of the hospital as soon as possible. After that you just need to give it time because no matter what way you look at it, you lose the main function of your legs and that takes time to process.
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« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2021, 01:24:27 PM »

Hey man,how is it going ? You lengthen from home ? Are you in a hostel or do you have your place in Istanbul ? How is the pain so far,are you able to work/study day to day ?
Cheers
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« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2021, 05:12:37 PM »

Hey man,how is it going ? You lengthen from home ? Are you in a hostel or do you have your place in Istanbul ? How is the pain so far,are you able to work/study day to day ?
Cheers

I am at an AirbBnb and I study from home. It is easier to stay in Istanbul for the lengthening. I might move elsewhere for the consolidation period just until I am walking good enough to return home.
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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2021, 06:09:20 PM »

Hey jamsey how much will it cost per month to stay in istanbul in terms of US dollars.
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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2021, 06:15:23 PM »

Hey jamsey how much will it cost per month to stay in istanbul in terms of US dollars.

400-600 dollars, rent and food. X-Rays will run you about 100 dollars or so every 3 weeks to a month and then there is also physiotherapy which is 100 dollars give or take for 3 one hour sessions.
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2021, 06:47:41 PM »

Does Dr Halil Buldu do leg deformity correction (valgus and procurvatum deformity correction) with external ilizarov device?
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2021, 07:21:58 PM »

Does Dr Halil Buldu do leg deformity correction (valgus and procurvatum deformity correction) with external ilizarov device?
This is the one reasons I’ve never been completely comfortable in deciding to go with Buldu... he uses monorail to fix the deformities cases he gets, which no other reputable doctor does. You can check them in his instagram pages (LiveLifeTaller, limblengtheningturkey). I don’t think I’ve seen one post of a patient with Ilizarov, all monorails.
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« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2021, 09:37:27 PM »

He actually do Ilizarov,but i'm quite sure it's just not the most use method anymore,especially on his instagram page,that's not something he can make promotion off
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« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2021, 09:39:32 PM »

I am at an AirbBnb and I study from home. It is easier to stay in Istanbul for the lengthening. I might move elsewhere for the consolidation period just until I am walking good enough to return home.

That's nice,how is the pain level,i mean can you still work on a daily basis,let's say on your computer ? I'm looking to do the same surgery as yours,i was wondering as i work from my computer,if i could get enough sleep and enough energy to keep working correctly,do you move out of your place to get reeducation ?
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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2021, 09:55:42 PM »

External femurs (or LON, no difference), even with monorails, is a very very bad decision. No respectable doctor does it.
Monorails have huge screws that cut through your skin and muscles.
On my tibias there was hardly muscle on the inside side I have put them to tear it but on femurs there are muscles everywhere which will have big tears from the nails which also would be very painful after some cms.

I wish you luck from the bottom of my heart but you should really have done external monorails on tibias, not femurs.
It would have been 10 times easier at least and without much risks, especially if you did LON to not risk any misalignment which is very usual with monorails.

For any other who thinks about external femurs to reduce cost, external devices are only for tibias. Period.

Keep strong.
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« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2021, 03:52:59 AM »

External femurs (or LON, no difference), even with monorails, is a very very bad decision. No respectable doctor does it.
Monorails have huge screws that cut through your skin and muscles.
On my tibias there was hardly muscle on the inside side I have put them to tear it but on femurs there are muscles everywhere which will have big tears from the nails which also would be very painful after some cms.

I wish you luck from the bottom of my heart but you should really have done external monorails on tibias, not femurs.
It would have been 10 times easier at least and without much risks, especially if you did LON to not risk any misalignment which is very usual with monorails.

For any other who thinks about external femurs to reduce cost, external devices are only for tibias. Period.

Keep strong.

Thanks Bodybuilder. Unfortunately I had to learn this the hard way. If I knew the pain levels and the discomfort of externals on my femurs going in I would have never done it but whats done is done and I will aim for a proper recovery.
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