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Jolien

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2019, 09:44:03 AM »

Is the quality of physical therapy in Greece not good?  Do you have physical therapy in addition to the physical therapy provided by the hospital?  Do you know the price etc?  And how are you doing now?  It seems to have reached 5 cm, but I am worried about walking etc.

Personally I was not very happy with the physiotherapy I got at Theseus. I now have private physiotherapy at home. I left Theseus because it was to expensive fot another mont. I CAN WALK WITHOUT WALKER!!!!!! My leg magically started working again properly after my frames came off!!! I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!! Now I just walk without any support. :)))))))))
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2019, 09:45:28 AM »

I kinda feel like the quality of the hospital in athens that giotikas does the surgery in isnt the best thing ?
can u tell us a true opinion about that ?
is it a clean professional place or more basic?
and the Dr himself is he strict or does he listen & help & has alot of knowledge ?

I personally was very happy about the hospital. No complaints at all.

The doctor does listens and helps. He is a nice person. Goh I hope he has!!

Kind regards

Jolien
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2019, 12:33:03 PM »

Congratulations for being able to walk without the walker ;D

Maybe LON is better than fully externals. Anyway this gives me hope, too.

How is your gait and do you have any kind of slight "ballerina foot". Can you walk straight or still a bit bend over?

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »

Personally I was not very happy with the physiotherapy I got at Theseus. I now have private physiotherapy at home. I left Theseus because it was to expensive fot another mont. I CAN WALK WITHOUT WALKER!!!!!! My leg magically started working again properly after my frames came off!!! I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!! Now I just walk without any support. :)))))))))
Congratulations. So you already took frames off?
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #97 on: May 18, 2019, 05:17:40 PM »

Congrats!!!! So happy for you!!! You go girl !!!! ;)
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #98 on: May 18, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »

Hi everyone,

I'm a 22 year-old girl who did LON surgery 12th of February 2019 with Dr. Giotikas. I would love to share as much as I can but keep it a little clear. That's why I'm writing everything down in a google drive document. I hope it works, if not please let me know!!

Kind regards


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kLRNzGUbKcTqfX_lj12FvojHiUgjS1yA?usp=sharing



How is everything going so far? I am considering either Armenia or Greece this coming year, hope to go to Giotikas for stryde femurs and tsf tibia for 11.5-12cm combined. Have you had any complications so far?
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2019, 02:18:52 AM »

Personally I was not very happy with the physiotherapy I got at Theseus. I now have private physiotherapy at home. I left Theseus because it was to expensive fot another mont. I CAN WALK WITHOUT WALKER!!!!!! My leg magically started working again properly after my frames came off!!! I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!! Now I just walk without any support. :)))))))))

I am happy that you look good.  Well now you are doing physical therapy in your apartment.  Did you find that physical therapy yourself?  Or did you introduce it from Giotikas?  Please tell me the price of physical therapy if it is good.  Are you dissatisfied with Greece or Giotikas outside of physical therapy?
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2019, 02:23:17 AM »


How is everything going so far? I am considering either Armenia or Greece this coming year, hope to go to Giotikas for stryde femurs and tsf tibia for 11.5-12cm combined. Have you had any complications so far?
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I think Armenia is the worst option.  There are Japanese men who have extended 10 cm without problems, but there are also some patients who can not walk well due to their transformation.
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2019, 07:34:49 PM »

Congratulations for being able to walk without the walker ;D

Maybe LON is better than fully externals. Anyway this gives me hope, too.

How is your gait and do you have any kind of slight "ballerina foot". Can you walk straight or still a bit bend over?

Starting to agree with this... 8 months of frames absolutely sucks.
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2019, 03:12:47 AM »

It's obvious LON/LATN is better than full externals. Birkholtz made everyone paranoid.
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2019, 08:53:57 AM »

Congratulations for being able to walk without the walker ;D

Maybe LON is better than fully externals. Anyway this gives me hope, too.

How is your gait and do you have any kind of slight "ballerina foot". Can you walk straight or still a bit bend over?

I'm walking better everyday! I'm back home now and will upload a video of me walking pretty soon!! I need to wear special boots who keep my ankle in a 90° angle so it is pretty difficult to walk normal with those. But overal I walk pretty normal I think!
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2019, 08:56:28 AM »



How is everything going so far? I am considering either Armenia or Greece this coming year, hope to go to Giotikas for stryde femurs and tsf tibia for 11.5-12cm combined. Have you had any complications so far?

Yes ofcourse! I had two pinsite infections, I had a slight ballerina foot and my biggest problem was that I couldnt walk without walker!

Kind regards

Jolien
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2019, 08:58:37 AM »

I am happy that you look good.  Well now you are doing physical therapy in your apartment.  Did you find that physical therapy yourself?  Or did you introduce it from Giotikas?  Please tell me the price of physical therapy if it is good.  Are you dissatisfied with Greece or Giotikas outside of physical therapy?

In Greece the average price is between 30 and 50 euros for one hour of private physiotherapy. I found my private physiotherapist via the Theseus rehab centre. I'm not dissatisfied with Greece or Giotikas.

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Jolien
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2019, 01:54:08 PM »

I uploaded a video of me walking 1 week after frame removal on the google drive

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2019, 02:05:18 PM »

I uploaded a video of me walking 1 week after frame removal on the google drive

Kind regards

Jolien

wow your walk looks really good and its only gnna get better! would advise using crutches until close to 100% though!

also I had a quick question about compartment syndrome. Did Dr. Giotikas mention anything about it, and how he would treat/prevent it. It is a major concern when doing tibias.

Thank you for your time
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #108 on: May 23, 2019, 02:14:58 PM »

wow your walk looks really good and its only gnna get better! would advise using crutches until close to 100% though!

also I had a quick question about compartment syndrome. Did Dr. Giotikas mention anything about it, and how he would treat/prevent it. It is a major concern when doing tibias.

Thank you for your time

Dear,

thankyou!

He did mentioned compartment syndrome, I think (not sure anymore) that he will do fasciotomy when this appears. I dont think he did anything to prevent it.

Kind regards

Jolien
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2019, 02:21:54 PM »

Dear,

thankyou!

He did mentioned compartment syndrome, I think (not sure anymore) that he will do fasciotomy when this appears. I dont think he did anything to prevent it.

Kind regards

Jolien

sounds good, thank you!
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2019, 02:28:22 PM »

sounds good, thank you!

Or maybe he did a small incision in the fascia. I'm doubting now hahah but it is not mentioned in my medical report so I really dont know I'm sorry
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #111 on: May 23, 2019, 04:36:07 PM »

do you feel any pain now ? and when walking ?
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« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2019, 04:33:16 PM »

do you feel any pain now ? and when walking ?

No I dont!! :-)
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #113 on: May 24, 2019, 07:15:04 PM »

i mean, sorry but didnt you do LON ?
Which means nails has been inserted inside and outside your tibia, knee,ankle!
How can you not feel pain?
while others who do this say they walk like penguins and normal walking is so hard to attain after such surgery....
Or is it because you are already extremely tall 175 or sth ?
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2019, 08:05:29 AM »

i mean, sorry but didnt you do LON ?
Which means nails has been inserted inside and outside your tibia, knee,ankle!
How can you not feel pain?
while others who do this say they walk like penguins and normal walking is so hard to attain after such surgery....
Or is it because you are already extremely tall 175 or sth ?

I did LON indeed! my internal nail is like you can see on the X-rays (in my google doc) not that long. It ends at the last 1/3 of my Tibia. I never had pain when I walked, only in the beginning after 5 minutes walking because my bloodflow was not oke. But I never had pain because of the nail!

Now I am 171,5cm (so with 5cm lenghtening)

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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #115 on: May 26, 2019, 07:18:36 AM »

Hey Jolien,

Glad to hear that you are doing good.

Question:

When you were at the Theseus rehab centre, did they give you a schedule of when and what you can do there?

Can you use the PT center and the pool at anytime without a therapist?

Thanks

 
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« Reply #116 on: May 26, 2019, 10:13:44 AM »

Hey Jolien,

Glad to hear that you are doing good.

Question:

When you were at the Theseus rehab centre, did they give you a schedule of when and what you can do there?

Can you use the PT center and the pool at anytime without a therapist?

Thanks

 

Dear,

they didnt gave me a shedule of things I could do on my own, but ofcourse if you let them feel you want to do more you can obviously! The physiotherapists will explain you excercices you can do on your own.

Because of my frame I was to scared for infections so I didnt used the pool. I think it is a pool with supervision only and to small to really swim. But like I said Theseus is not the only rehab centre in Athens and I found some with a big pool where you can swim.

I also had the idea that I would be active for the entire day but you feel that if you walked one hour and did two hours of excercices a day you are fed up already. But this is my own experience.

Kind regards

Jolien
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2019, 03:23:53 PM »

With frames on you don't go swimming anyways. Only afterwards walking in the water is good.
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #118 on: June 01, 2019, 08:32:47 AM »

Hi Jolien

Sorry the pool question was for Precise nail.

Is there a patio or outside area at the Theseus centre in which you can be in the sun?
I been looking at their site and could not  locate it.

Thanks
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #119 on: June 04, 2019, 08:31:28 AM »

Hi Jolien

Sorry the pool question was for Precise nail.

Is there a patio or outside area at the Theseus centre in which you can be in the sun?
I been looking at their site and could not  locate it.

Thanks

Yes there is!!!! I was soooo happy for that!! There is a super cute little park on the roof and a coffee shop. I always went out in the morning and you can do super nice walks outside!!! this was such a bless for me!!! xx
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #120 on: June 04, 2019, 08:32:16 AM »

I posted a before and after picture in my word document in google drive. I also posted a video of me walking today!

Kind regards!
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« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2019, 10:58:54 AM »

I posted a before and after picture in my word document in google drive. I also posted a video of me walking today!

Kind regards!

Hello, could you post a photo of your scars at this moment ? i want to see how they look
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Re: Dr Giotikas, LON 5cm Tibia
« Reply #122 on: June 04, 2019, 01:52:09 PM »

Jolien how many months did you stay-in Athens?

Where did you stay?

Ans this garden you are walking in is in the hospital or where exactly?

& what is thesus center??
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« Reply #123 on: June 04, 2019, 04:07:37 PM »

Your gait looks pretty good to me only 3 weeks after frame removal. Now I hope you recover well.
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