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phoggie

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Just wondering if any of you have taken any legal steps against your OS for extreme Leg Length Discrepancy? (over 3/4") Although I am wearing shoe build-ups, now both my knees and back are hurting terribly. He does admit that "perhaps" he should have taken off more bone.
 

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Not heard of anyone, phoggie, but let us know how you get on.
 

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phoggie,
Where in the US are you located? Have you gone to other orthopedic surgeons for a consult? If you are new Birmingham AL, visit with Dr. Kenneth Moore. He did my surgery and mentioned to me that he does a lot of revisions.

It may sound daunting, but if you can have it repaired you may be happier in the long run.

All the best
~Ginny
 
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I live in central Kansas. I did go to Wichita to a specialist that does revisions, but he said that my stem was the kind that the bone grows into so a revision is probably completely out of the question. The surgeon made his "mistake" permanent. I am having lots of complications due to the LLD in my other joints, eventhough I wear built-up shoes. I can't see why I should endure all of this for HIS mistake....and will have it probably for the rest of my life.
 
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