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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #310 on: December 21, 2019, 06:47:41 AM »

Hi Great321
Congrats! Your bones looks much better!  I am so happy for you!  Hope you recover even faster!!
Best,
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #311 on: December 21, 2019, 03:11:20 PM »

You did 5 cm righty?

Yes. (I hope I didn't lost anything after LATN surgery, I don't dare to check it yet)

I had initially lengthened only 4,3cm because I was afraid of getting too much ballerina foot but when my bone growth wasn't faster I lengthened 6 mm more after many months with a certain method by shortening and lengthening in a certain time span (with doctor's consent) I shortened 2mm again due to slow consolidation still, and before LATN I was allowed to lengthen again up until 5cm in total. It was stupid of me to stop at 4,3 in the beginning and it might have not been very wise to do the lengthening of 6mm as my consolidation was already slow but in the end I'm happy to have gained 5cm and not 4,3cm. The slow consolidation was worth it afterall.

Hi Great321
Congrats! Your bones looks much better!  I am so happy for you!  Hope you recover even faster!!
Best,

Thank you very much Ghostfish :)) I appreciate it!
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #312 on: December 21, 2019, 10:34:05 PM »

I see. Thank you for the answer. Really appreciated, let me know about the final result after LATN surgery.
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #313 on: December 26, 2019, 05:03:37 PM »


Hi really impressed

How much did the surgery cost you?
What was your height before and after the surgery and did you do both femur and tibia or just one of them. I’m thinking of doing two surgeries as my goal is 10cm
Please let me know thank you !
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #314 on: January 11, 2020, 01:43:53 PM »

In the last days/weeks I made some improvements.

1. I can for example get into the car a lot easier. Before I needed the help of both of my hands while now I get into the car like normal people do.

2. I can sit on the floor (on my butt) by squatting a bit (one hand on the floor behind my back for support) and then lowering myself. With the same technique I can stand up again.

3. It's easier to get up from a lower seat

4. I can climb down stairs a bit faster (not 100% as before yet)

5. My "ballerina foot" is gone. At least to the extent that  I no more feel like standing on my toes a bit whenever I stand up after waking up or after a long time of sitting. I still stretch my calves though that still feel a bit tight in the mornings. (for the first couple of steps) If possible I want to stretch the calves/Achilles tendons even more since climbing down stairs will get better then.

Before LL standing was a passive activity. I was just standing wherever thinking about whatever. Now standing is something I do actively. I feel how my femur muscles work in order to let me stand straight and I think about whether I stand normally. When I look into the mirror I sometimes even tend to lean backwards because I'm still thinking that I have to compensate as I was used to leaning forward for the last year.

My muscles are definitely stronger than a few months ago but there is still a lot more potential. Because of christmas and new year I had to stop PT for more than 2 weeks. But next week I'll start again. (I only went to the gym) I was also able to increase the difficulty level of one of the machines I had troubles with for a longer time.

The areas at my lower knee and below are still very sensitive. If I accidentally walk into an object it hurts like 4 times more than it normally would.


Hi really impressed

How much did the surgery cost you?
What was your height before and after the surgery and did you do both femur and tibia or just one of them. I’m thinking of doing two surgeries as my goal is 10cm
Please let me know thank you !

roughly above 30.000€ (externals, latn, accomodation)

before:1,60m
after: 1,65m
only tibia


« Last Edit: January 11, 2020, 02:07:31 PM by Great321 »
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #315 on: January 13, 2020, 08:24:28 AM »

In the last days/weeks I made some improvements.

1. I can for example get into the car a lot easier. Before I needed the help of both of my hands while now I get into the car like normal people do.

2. I can sit on the floor (on my butt) by squatting a bit (one hand on the floor behind my back for support) and then lowering myself. With the same technique I can stand up again.

3. It's easier to get up from a lower seat

4. I can climb down stairs a bit faster (not 100% as before yet)

5. My "ballerina foot" is gone. At least to the extent that  I no more feel like standing on my toes a bit whenever I stand up after waking up or after a long time of sitting. I still stretch my calves though that still feel a bit tight in the mornings. (for the first couple of steps) If possible I want to stretch the calves/Achilles tendons even more since climbing down stairs will get better then.

Before LL standing was a passive activity. I was just standing wherever thinking about whatever. Now standing is something I do actively. I feel how my femur muscles work in order to let me stand straight and I think about whether I stand normally. When I look into the mirror I sometimes even tend to lean backwards because I'm still thinking that I have to compensate as I was used to leaning forward for the last year.

My muscles are definitely stronger than a few months ago but there is still a lot more potential. Because of christmas and new year I had to stop PT for more than 2 weeks. But next week I'll start again. (I only went to the gym) I was also able to increase the difficulty level of one of the machines I had troubles with for a longer time.

The areas at my lower knee and below are still very sensitive. If I accidentally walk into an object it hurts like 4 times more than it normally would.


roughly above 30.000€ (externals, latn, accomodation)

before:1,60m
after: 1,65m
only tibia

hey man great informative diary. Congrats on your recovery so far.
Just curious, how much do you weigh? I weight 175 so might decide to lose some weight if I want to do LATN with Giotikas in the future. Dont know how much weight bearing the nails are
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #316 on: January 16, 2020, 04:26:00 PM »

Sorry if this was already asked, but when do you plan on getting the Stryde part done?

How do the scars look like now?
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #317 on: January 16, 2020, 08:43:06 PM »

I noticed that my calves don't feel tight anymore after waking up. My PT told me that the stronger my femurs get and the more I practice standing straight, the easier it will get. I actually stand more straight now than before LL.


hey man great informative diary. Congrats on your recovery so far.
Just curious, how much do you weigh? I weight 175 so might decide to lose some weight if I want to do LATN with Giotikas in the future. Dont know how much weight bearing the nails are

Not sure, maybe 58kg... I have gained weight since LL
Do you weigh 175kg? Dr. Giotikas actually only offers LON on his website. You should ask him if you can choose LATN instead. Can't remember anymore how much they weight bear, I'm sorry. But Dr. Giotikas/his staff usually replies within days.

Sorry if this was already asked, but when do you plan on getting the Stryde part done?

How do the scars look like now?

Regarding Stryde: not planned any time soon, most likely I won't do another surgery since my proportions now look good, it would look bad to do another LL

The LATN scars are barely visible. But the scars from the external method are quite visible, I assume they will look better with time but still not good enough. (in terms of: people will notice them right away when I wear short pants)
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #318 on: February 07, 2020, 09:42:59 PM »

Update - Squatting Video

This is me squatting: https://i.imgur.com/7RautxJ.mp4

Still not back to normal but I will definitely get close to it since I am able to do more and more, things that I couldn't imagine doing weeks ago.

The only big challenges that are left are:

- kneeling on hard surfaces
- walking for a longer time without getting tired or getting small pains here and there

(I still have to exercise squatting and stuff but it's not that difficult anymore)

Things that I haven't tried yet because Dr. Giotikas wanted me to wait:

- running
- jumping (only a little bit)

Soon I'll get new X-rays.
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #319 on: February 08, 2020, 07:27:11 AM »

I hope you would get your target soon
Good luck
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #320 on: February 08, 2020, 06:46:19 PM »

Congrats man! You look like you got a great range of motion there.
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #321 on: February 10, 2020, 01:51:32 AM »

Saw your last video, looks amazing. So happy for you mate! Keep going with the good work!
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #322 on: February 10, 2020, 12:51:05 PM »

thank you guys! I appreciate your support!
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #323 on: February 21, 2020, 02:49:15 PM »

New X-rays 21.02.2020 - About 5 months after LATN surgery

My local German orthopedist said that my X-rays look just fine and that I don't have to worry about the "dent". I sent the X-rays to Dr. Giotikas. Haven't talked to him yet. What bothers me is that I indeed have lost some height after LATN surgery. I don't know how to exactly measure my height but it seems that only my morning height is 1,65m. Later in the day I'm more like 1,64m. Depending which shoes I wear I can reach up to 1,68m though and since many people nowadays wear shoes with a big sole, they won't notice the height difference when I take off the shoes.

Front both tibias: https://i.imgur.com/oRJQ9VH.jpg

Right side: https://i.imgur.com/malAhT7.jpg

Left side: https://i.imgur.com/clNfclL.jpg


Interesting side fact: I had ordered shoes from Nike a few days ago and they had put shoe insoles (0,8cm) inside the shoe box which is an indicator that more and more people might wear shoe insoles "just for fun" even if they don't think that they're short
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #324 on: February 21, 2020, 03:41:02 PM »

how much height did you lose you think?
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #325 on: February 21, 2020, 04:02:29 PM »

I don't know exactly but probably at least a couple of mm. That's what I also expected though. Well, I could have lengthened a bit more since other LL also mentioned that they have "lost" height after frame removal or else but the most important thing for me is that I'm happy to not have any ballerina foot anymore and that I didn't need ATL. So better to have a bit less height than ballerina foot and more complications.

Actually I could imagine to get a couple more cm with Stryde sometime but I would want to finance that myself and because of other reasons I would have to wait for 8+ years anyways. Who knows If I still think about it then.
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #326 on: February 21, 2020, 06:39:01 PM »

I read your diary it sems im only get crazy cm and made second operation tibia without wait my femur start heal , i hope i will be fine , i litle start worry because i reach 10cm on femur and in same day remove device and made tibia, for now i canot wallk yet , 5 days after surgery
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Re: Dr. Giotikas - external tibia/Stryde - Diary 2018/2019
« Reply #327 on: February 21, 2020, 09:14:18 PM »

I wish you good luck! Initially I also wanted to do tibias and femurs at the same time but I'm happy that I decided against it because tibias were already hard enough. Stay strong!
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