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MirinHeight

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tibia lengthening is better than femur lengthening
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:25:13 PM »

1. Takes longer to get proper gait when lengthening femurs due to changes in biomechanics (hip/knee axis). Some people never recover full 100% proper gait.

2. fat embolism syndrome. higher chances with femur lengthening due to the femur being the bigger bone and thus more fat in the bone marrow.

Furthermore, the knee pain "risk" on here is overblown with internal tibias. Note that 90% of adults with tibia fractures get an internal rod placed, not external fixators. Professional athletes even get internal nails placed in their tibias when they get fractures playing high contact sports.
See: Earl Thomas, Gordon Hayward, and Alex Smith as recent professional athletes who got the precise placed in their tibias after breaking their tibias. You would think these high end doctors would consider placing external fixators for these athletes so they do not have to deal with knee pain when playing their respective sports. But all of them got a rod placed in their tibias.

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Re: tibia lengthening is better than femur lengthening
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »

Furthermore, the knee pain "risk" on here is overblown with internal tibias.
Couldn't agree more with this. I don't know who invented this theory of "knee pain". Yes there is a risk of getting permanent pain, but only with inexperienced doctors who don't care about nerves and tendons when inserting the nails.

Even for those who go with external methods, lower leg lengthening has the advantage of being less painful than upper legs. Because less soft tissue is penetrated with pins on lower legs.
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Re: tibia lengthening is better than femur lengthening
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 07:37:02 PM »

both of you need to be banned the fk outta here. fking dumbass idiots, ruining this great community with misinformation, trolling and spam.

fkING LEAVE THE FORUM IDIOTS
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Re: tibia lengthening is better than femur lengthening
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 10:05:44 PM »

both of you need to be banned the fk outta here. fking dumbass idiots, ruining this great community with misinformation, trolling and spam.

fkING LEAVE THE FORUM IDIOTS

lol what
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