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Pilor

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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2018, 03:42:38 PM »

8,8 cm is incredible! I can not imagine how the difference feels like...

How is your walking and wide legs?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2018, 04:11:43 PM »

8,8 cm is incredible! I can not imagine how the difference feels like...

How is your walking and wide legs?

Overall 16 cm is crazy I’d say keep it as safe as possible
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2018, 04:21:44 PM »


16cm ??? I think this one confusing it is 8.8cm or 88mm is not 8 + 8
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2018, 06:46:37 AM »

Hi Tallertree.

I have a few questions?
How much for the surgery ?
How much for medicine and accommodation?
Also did you have IT band release surgery ?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2018, 09:18:53 AM »

Thanks everyone.

My goal was 8cm so im very happy i reached 8,8cm. My widelegs are considerably better now compared to when i first got them.

Hi Tallertree.

I have a few questions?
How much for the surgery ?
How much for medicine and accommodation?
Also did you have IT band release surgery ?
The total cost for surgery + 2 weeks stay at the hospital was 52.000 Euro. This includes medicine, food etc during the stay at the hospital for 2 weeks. When i left the hospital after 2 weeks i had to buy medications wich lasted about 3 months and the cost for this was about 600 euro if i remember correctly.

No i did not have IT band release. You dont need this if you keep stretching everyday.


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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2018, 01:48:18 PM »

Do you have any form of chronic pain? 0-10
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2018, 02:02:04 PM »

I have a general question: Does Dr. Betz put in the nail right over the knee or from the hip area?
Thanks!
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2018, 01:12:56 AM »

Today i did my last clicks and the final length is 8,8cm

I will do a new x-ray tomorrow i think and once i have the images i will post them.


Yes, you can live a normal live roughly 1 month after the surgery with reduced mobility ofc.

please post walking video! thnx
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #70 on: October 14, 2018, 04:11:54 PM »

Here is a new video, recorded 5 months post operation.

Since last time i continued clicking a few more days and the final length is 9cm. I stopped clicking about 2-3 weeks ago.


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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2018, 05:31:10 PM »

Here is a new video, recorded 5 months post operation.

Since last time i continued clicking a few more days and the final length is 9cm. I stopped clicking about 2-3 weeks ago.





wow that is incredible. your gait and proportions look very normal!

How many months post op do you think your gait became this good?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #72 on: October 14, 2018, 09:01:31 PM »

Here is a new video, recorded 5 months post operation.

Since last time i continued clicking a few more days and the final length is 9cm. I stopped clicking about 2-3 weeks ago.



Looks real good bro! Always for Dr Betz if albizzia is my option :) any xrays buddy? just curious to see what callous is like at this stage :)
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #73 on: October 14, 2018, 09:10:59 PM »

Here is a new video, recorded 5 months post operation.

Since last time i continued clicking a few more days and the final length is 9cm. I stopped clicking about 2-3 weeks ago.



You look really good, I would never guess that you've had LL. What's your wingpsan? those proportions are legit perfect.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2018, 09:25:40 PM »

Here is a new video, recorded 5 months post operation.

Since last time i continued clicking a few more days and the final length is 9cm. I stopped clicking about 2-3 weeks ago.




You look entirety different person in the video in the first page vs third page... In third one you look quite good actually not only height but otherwise also... Congrats. Also please post x-ray photoz.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »

Thanks :)

My gait is not completely normal yet. However, it has improved alot since i stopped lengthening. So its probably a matter of weeks until i can walk like before the surgery.

I had new x-rays taken a few days ago but im still waiting for them. They will probably send them to me this coming week.

My wingspan is 170cm.

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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2018, 07:05:09 PM »

looks amazing!
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »

WTF???? I saw the video before following the rest of the thread, and I thought for sure this was a guy who went 170->175 or something. You look amazing man, especially for how much you lengthened and your starting height.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2018, 08:51:33 PM »

WTF???? I saw the video before following the rest of the thread, and I thought for sure this was a guy who went 170->175 or something. You look amazing man, especially for how much you lengthened and your starting height.
I think my new longer legs might give the illusion of me being taller than i really am. The biggest difference with my new height is that i feel normal now. I does not feel as if im an outsider when i meet people anymore. Also, many people have commented on my height and said "you are taller!" and its usually people who were either little bit taller or little bit shorter than i was before the surgery. People who are above 180 rarely notice the difference, or at least they dont say it to me. Maybe they feel its awkard to mention it, or think they might insult me for mentioning it considering i was very short before.

I met my old boss a few days ago, a woman, and the first thing she said was "holy   you are taller" and "i could see it directly when you entered the door from the distance"
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2018, 10:07:45 PM »

Its really awesome outcome. It was from 162 to 171, right? Do you think about tibia surgery aswell or this is enough for you? Gosh with 9 cm i wouldnt probably consider CLL and just go for one surgery and perform daily stretching, exercises etc.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2018, 03:48:22 AM »

This outcome is amazing...
Honestly you look incredible! I would never say that your longer legs look disproportionate, in fact they look much better than average. Maybe because longer legs give the illusion of being lean and tall.

But man, 9cm is such a high amount of lengthening. Aren’t you worried about your athletic abilities, etc.?
I just do not know what the trade.off for this great aesthetic benefit might be...

keep safe and enjoy your new height!
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2018, 06:36:43 AM »

Internal Lengthening without ITB with weight bearing for $60k usd.


This guy did 9 CM on Femurs


This diary is GOLD.

You got Xrays man ?

Also where did you stay for lengthening ?

When do you think you will get Rods out ?

You think the way they measure XRAY is accurate?
how do they measure?
no chance legs can be different length?
Sorry to blast so many questions but just some concerns.

I appreciate it.

Did you meet a lot of other LLers?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2018, 08:28:59 AM »

I would love to to tibia aswell but my torso is to short for that. My sitting height is that of a person who is 160cm, even slightly less.

I dont think my athletic abilities will get reduced that much. Right now im still recovering so i cant really tell what the difference is.

Right now i only have a normal paper print of the latest x-ray. I will get the real digital ones in a few days, i spoke to them today. I soon as i get them i will post them here for both legs.

However, here is a scanned image of the normal paper print(this is low quality image)



The measurment on the x-ray is not correct, Dr. Betz told that only the amount of clickings can give a proper measurement because 1 click equals 0,052mm.

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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2018, 09:09:27 AM »

wow, your callus is excellent.
you are one of those 10/10 patients.

My theory is that the more you walk the more callus growth your stimulate.

@tallertree, did you walk alot? can you give a ballpark percentage. Like 50% of time you were awake?
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tallertree

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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2018, 09:25:18 AM »

I walk pretty much the same as before the surgery. The only big difference is that i get tired much faster.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2018, 10:35:44 AM »

I would love to to tibia aswell but my torso is to short for that. My sitting height is that of a person who is 160cm, even slightly less.
Sitting height doesn't matter that much, lots of taller people have the same sitting height as you if not 1-2cm more at best. Looking at how great you look now compared to before, I think you could easily get 5cm on tibias without that screwing you up in any way, possibly just further improving an already amazing outcome.
To be fair you look impressively proportionated which is great news, you're seriously leading me to think that proportions are just an over-stressed topic, which should not limit or concern us as much as it does. That said, big congratulations for your astonishing achievement, truly inspirational for all of us, enjoy reaching the shelves :)
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2018, 10:45:41 PM »

Wow, congrats! This is inspiring for every future patient out there.

May I ask some questions about your recovery because I can’t find much information here and you seem like the ideal:

- how long did it take after you stopped clicking to be able to walk like you do in the video?

- when did you ditch the crutches after click stop? Not only at home but also outside

- how much longer will it take until full recovery?

- did you feel better right after you stopped or did it take a few days until you noticed any difference in terms of muscle stiffness or knee pain


Thanks!

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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2018, 08:32:00 AM »

- Walking became easier about 2 weeks after i stopped clicking.
- I ditched the crutches about 1,5months after the surgery. I did use them sometimes though, but from august i pretty much never used them anymore.
- How fast i recover from now i think depends on how much exercise and stretching i do. Right now im doing less than usual because i live alone at the moment and i dont have anyone around who can help me stretch. I only do stretching with my physiotherapist, but thats like 2 times every week only. I would guess that in about one or two months im pretty much fully recovered.
- It did take a few days after i stopped clicking before i could feel the difference.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2018, 12:37:24 PM »

Thank you for the vids and xrays!

I'm glad you achieved and surpassed your goal!
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2018, 01:24:09 PM »

hi Tallertree,

„I ditched the crutches about 1,5months after the surgery. I did use them sometimes though, but from august i pretty much never used them anymore“

As soon as you ditched the crutches, were you walking a lot? Also bigger distances like going in to the city?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2018, 01:38:45 PM »

Thanks

Yes, i used to walk alot but i did get tired faster than usual. Right now im basically back to normal life and will start work again in a few days.
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2018, 02:08:19 PM »

So you were not limited to your home/apartment during lengthening?
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Re: Internal femur with Dr. Betz 2018
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2018, 06:47:06 PM »

great man. did other's people notice that you walk differently ? I mean noticeable by posture. its still not looks like normal.

Thanks
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