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Leg Lengthening Podcast

By Victor Egonu
Listen in to hear the stories of interested candidates, patients and experts in the field of leg lengthening. This surgery has changed my life...hear how it can change YOURS!
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Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 37 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 3: Victor (Cyborg) - LIVE Q&A
49:30 - Victor’s 2nd LL Rant – mental preparation and pain tolerance for LL 55:40 – How much protein of calorie total 56:35 – Lengthening limits (8cm femurs vs. 5cm tibias) 58:00 – How to save for LL  59:10 – What LL patients should focus more and less on 1:02:10 – Liam Update 1:03:00 – Dr. Halil Buldu 1:05:20 – Ranking most important aspects of LL 1:07:30 – PRECICE 2.2 vs STRYDE for bone healing 1:08:35 – Gymnast level flexibility vs. Normal flexibility 1:10:00 – Update on Father’s Son LL progress 1:10:50 – Rebuilding muscle after lengthening 1:11:25 – Femur lengthening and Appearance 1:12:45 – Regaining athleticism after LL 1:14:00 – NuVasive internal nail competitors? 1:14:15 – Future of LL in 5years  1:16:50 – Why Victor started Cyborg 4 Life 1:19:35 – Are LON femurs a good idea 1:21:10 – Strengthening arms for LL 1:21:45 – Victor’s LL challenge to prospective patients 1:24:20 – Professional sports and LL 1:28:05 – Problems as LL becomes more popular 1:32:40 – ACL injury and LL 1:34:45 – Does being flexible help walking after LL 1:37:25 – Becoming a navy seal after LL 1:44:30 – Getting noticed out and about as a LL patient 1:46:20 – Longer pants after LL 1:47:00 – Walking up and downstairs during consolidation 1:48:25 – Stretching ligaments 1:53:00 - Outro
01:53:24
July 23, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 36 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 2: Moshe Roth - Limb Lengthening Physical Therapist - LIVE Q&A
1:10 – Intro  2:45 – What’s the recovery like over the 5cm threshold  4:20 – Doing splits to improve flexibility  7:00 – Managing pain with physical therapy  10:00 – Increased soft tissue risk for quadrilateral lengthening split up 1yr apart  11:00 – Going through airport security with internal implant  12:00 – Stretching vs. strengthening during consolidation once fully healed  15:55 – How much flexibility potential is within patient’s control  17:45 – Are big OR streamlined muscles more ideal for LL process  20:55 – Which limb segment to lengthen first in a 1yr apart quadrilateral lengthening  22:25 – Optimal age for good outcome in LL physical therapy  24:30 – Lengthening 2x on same limb  26:20 – More pain over a certain length  28:45 – Unilateral lengthening to maintain and strengthen muscle  31:00 – Trendelenburg gait rehab   33:10 – How Achilles tightness affects tibia lengthening 35:35 – Sleeping and LL with tight muscles  38:50 – Does gender affect PT effectiveness  40:20 – How much PT is needed for optimal outcome  42:35 – Regaining pre-surgery abilities after LL   44:25 – Aggressive PT or surgery for equinus contracture  46:50 – Soft-Tissue Massage for LL Rehab  48:10 – IT Band release to reduce hip abductor tightness/contracture during LL – “wide-legs”  50:15 – Pre-Surgery workout exercises to help post-surgery flexibility 51:55 – Compression socks for tibia LL swelling   53:30 – Pain of PT vs. Pain of Lengthening  55:45 – Forearm lengthening rehab  58:00 – Getting back to running after quadrilateral lengthening 6 inches 1:03:10 – 4+4 or 8cm lengthening regarding soft tissue tightness  Contact information for Moshe Roth for consultation:   Email: mosherothpt@gmail.com
01:06:07
July 16, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 35 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 1: Dr. Craig Robbins LIVE Q&A
Time-Stamps:  0:00 -Intro  1:45 – Unilateral Stature Lengthening  3:15 – Best time to get LL done  4:00 – Is LL possible after a past ACL surgery  5:05 – Muscle tension from shoe lifts vs. limb lengthening surgery  6:55 – Coming up with a cover story for LL  9:45 – LON vs. PRECICE for faster weight bearing  12:30 – Waiting for STRYDE or getting LL done now  13:50 – Scar size from internal nail incision sites  16:05 – How does flat feet affect LL  17:30 – How long is the lengthening phase stay at The Paley Institute  18:45 – Preventing complications (ex: Pulmonary Embolism)  21:15 – Indications of a good recovery post-LL  23:00 – Ways to become less sedentary in prep for LL surgery  25:50 – Comparing the social view of cosmetic LL to other cosmetic procedures  28:55 – Wearing high-heels after limb lengthening  30:45 – Surgeon’s perspective on long term complications  33:50 – % of CLL procedures at Paley Institute: Femur only vs. Tibia only vs. Quadrilateral  36:30 – Recovery for combat sports athletes: worries for stress riser from devices  43:50 – Femoral Retroversion & Tibial Torsion w/ LLD’s  45:00 – Caretakers recommended by the Paley Institute: Sylvia  46:15 – HGH vs. Good Diet & Rehab for optimal bone healing  47:35 – Knee stiffness during lengthening  50:00 – Walker vs. Crutches for post-LL mobility  51:25 – Height Dysphoria at all heights of people  53:30 – Do older patients who had LL need surgery to fix long term complications.  Contact information for Dr. Robbins for consultation:  1. Site: https://limblengthening.org/ 2. Email: crobbins@paleyinstitute.org
01:00:20
July 9, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 34 - UPDATE Interview with Dr. Paley on STRYDE Nail Recall/Likely Return
Dr. Paley is back for another interview to give an update on the STRYDE nail by NuVasive.    With the recall of the STRYDE nail by NuVasive, many prospective patients of limb lengthening community have had to change their plans. Dr. Paley gives a quick recap of why the STRYDE was recalled and then gives the likely timeline for it to return to market.    In the interim, Dr. Paley mentions the PRECICE 2 nail, the predecessor to the STRYDE nail, is a great alternative for those looking to get lengthening done and get back to life sooner.    Additionally Dr. Paley mentions The Paley European Institute (PEI) in Warsaw, Poland for those who want another option that may be closer and more convenient to them. The PEI offers limb lengthening and deformity correction for patients seeking a variety of treatments.   Dr. Paley said he'll be back to keep us updated on the latest STRYDE Nail developments - so be sure to subscribe and stay tuned!   YouTube Time-Stamps: (They will kick you over to YouTube but you can skip to that time on podcast for reference.) 0:00 – Intro   1:00 – Recap on why STRYDE Nail was recalled   4:00 – Lack of proof that STRYDE Nail corrosion causes oncogenesis   5:00 – How and where the corrosion of the STRYDE Nail occurred   11:00 – Is STRYDE Nail coming back in 2021?   11:30 – Thoughts on possible fixes for STRYDE Nail   15:00 – When the corrosion issues tend to show up   17:20 – Paley on PRECICE 2 Nail in place of STRYDE Nail   23:25 – WHEN STRYDE Nail is likely to return to market   25:40 – Contact Dr. Paley and team for consultation (virtual or in person)   28:15 – Paley European Institute for those in Europe for convenience Contact information for Dr. Paley and his team:   1) Cosmetic Stature Lengthening - https://limblengthening.org/ 2) Paley European Institute (Europe) - https://paleyeurope.com/ 3) The Paley Institute (US) - https://paleyinstitute.org/#/
30:43
July 3, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 33 - Interview with Moshe Roth - Concierge Physical Therapist
He's worked at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital for nearly a decade with patients of legendary limb lengthening surgeons Dr. Herzenberg and Dr. Paley, as well as Anil Bhave, the man responsible for spreading several of the techniques used by LL physical therapists even in the top lengthening clinics. Moshe offers a unique set of services from his private practice; including concierge physical therapy which allows him to meet his patients at their homes at convenient times of the day for them. Also recently adding a virtual telehealth PT branch allowing him to instruct patients remotely around the world on the best rehab practices to achieve a good outcome. And Moshe, recently added LL clinic-rehab center setup which is a consulting service for limb lengthening surgeons who need to bring their PT clinics up to par to ensure their patients achieve best post-LL care.   If you'd like to reach out to Moshe for a consultation you can contact him via his email: mosherothpt@yahoo.com   Time-Stamps:   0:00 – Intro  2:25 – Moshe’s passion as a Physical Therapist  4:30 – Experience as a PT at RIAO Sinai/ICLL and helping less fortunate  8:10 – Helping LL clinics in Israel setup rehab centers for Ex-Fix patients  13:00 – What muscles are important to stretch for femur lengthening  15:30 – What muscles are important to stretch for tibia lengthening  17:00 – External fixators vs. Internal Nails for PT rehab  19:10 – Walking Gait  22:20 – Handling a muscle contracture  24:00 – Stretching HW for solo lengthening patients  30:35 – LON ex-fix rehab advice YouTube question  32:00 – Typical timeline to return to activity  34:10 – Concierge PT is great for LL  37:20 – Virtual PT service  40:10 – LL clinic rehab setup service  45:15 – How to contact Moshe for consult  45:45 – Final words of advice to LL patients  Website: https://cyborg4life.com/   Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leglengthening%20
48:45
June 26, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 32 - Interview with Dr. Craig Robbins of The Paley Institute
In this special interview with Dr. Craig Robbins - of The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, FL - he talks in great detail about his unique perspective on several topics surrounding limb lengthening surgery.   Dr. Robbins, Dr. Paley's number one guy, has top notch surgical skill, a vast 20 years of experience in the field of limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction and a down-to-earth-charismatic personality that makes his patients feel assured they're in great hands during their lengthening journey.  We spoke on a variety of topics as shown in the time-stamps below...   Time-Stamps:  0:00 – Intro  1:50 – How Dr. Robbins got his start in limb lengthening (LL)  3:00 – Cosmetic LL - Average amount of length patients aim to get  4:50 – CLL - Options for patients who want to get MAX length   7:30 – CLL - Why Patients don’t hit lengthening goal  11:00 – Proportions and assessment  12:50 – LL Discrepancy – is 2cm a threshold for needing LL or shoe lift  14:45 – LLD – can large differences lead to problems  16:30 – BLOOPER – One of Dr. Robbins’ kids calls him mid-interview  17:45 – Unique pain management protocol  22:35 – Nerve irritation treatment  25:50 – Nerve numbness  27:40 – Premature consolidation  35:30 – Supplements to take for LL  39:00 – Impact of internal lengthening nails on LL. 42:00 – New LL Tech??? (Might be click-bait)  42:35 – Loss of muscle during LL – why – 2 reasons  44:25 – How much Physical Therapy is necessary for LL success  47:45 – Hydrotherapy benefits  49:10 – New Physical Therapy Treatment Coming Soon to Paley Institute   50:10 – Consultation with Dr. Robbins  51:05 – Final words of advice to prospective patients considering LL  ___  Contact information for Dr. Robbins for consultation:   1. Site: https://limblengthening.org/  2. Email: crobbins@paleyinstitute.org
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June 19, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 31 - Interview with Father of a Quadrilateral Lengthening Patient
In this first-of-its-kind interview, I speak with the father of a quadrilateral limb lengthening patient.   His son underwent quadrilateral stature lengthening after treating his bone dysplasia.  He had internal lengthening nails in his femurs and external fixators on his tibias.   His son went from 5'2" to 5'7" and is recovering really well - already shaving his mile time down and hitting the gym regularly.   We wish their family all the best on the road to a full recovery!   Time-Stamps:  0:00 – Intro  0:50 – His son’s height pre and post Limb Lengthening (LL)  1:20 – How his family dealt with the rigors of the LL procedure  2:35 – How he felt about before his son went through LL surgery  3:30 – Quadrilateral lengthening procedure  4:10 – How his son was feeling post-surgery  5:05 – How his wife felt about their son’s LL process  6:05 – Using ERC lengthening device and External Fixator Knobs  7:35 – Physical Therapy for his son  8:20 – External Tibia fixators ‘not as painful as one may think’  8:40 – Pain level’s and how they dealt with them  9:35 – His son’s walking gait currently during consolidation and mile time  11:00 – Helping his son workout and rebuild  12:10 – Optimism of his son’s full recovery  13:10 – Final words of advice to parents supporting their kids through LL
16:44
June 14, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 30 - Interview with Cosmetic Limb Lengthening Patient - David
David, a cosmetic limb lengthening patient underwent femoral lengthening on May 6, 2021 at the Paley Institute using the Precice 2.2 nails. He was 166cm (5'5" 1/2) and has a goal of 5.1cm on the femurs.  He shares the background story that led to his decision to go through with the procedure as well as intriguing statistical facts on how height can impact areas of one's life including career, social interaction, mental health and more.   David wraps up the interview with several helpful tips for prospective patients looking to undergo the procedure to be more satisfied with their height.  He plans to come back on in this follow-up series to update you on his recovery in the future. 0:00 – Intro 0:55 – Making his decision to do limb lengthening 2:30 – His father’s view on limb lengthening 3:30 – His friend’s attitude towards his stature in middle & high school 4:30 – Effects and Statistics of Short Stature (social, dating, jobs) 7:30 – Learning about LL 8:45 – Family support during LL 10:20 – Impact of Height on Income 12:00 – Height & Suicide Correlation 13:15 – Pre-Surgery Thoughts 14:30 – Comparing Dr. Paley vs. Dr. Rozbruch’s LL philosophies 16:10 – How he’s doing currently (1 month mark) 17:20 – Noticing height difference when comparing standing next to others 18:00 – Two types of pain 19:00 – Doing Hydrotherapy in Pool with P 2.2 nails 20:30 – Which muscles got tightest  21:30 – Stretching throughout the day – even just a little bit here and there 22:30 - Height goals for David 25:00 – Don’t trade length for function 26:20 – Support during lengthening 28:20 – Cost of procedure (and additional costs) 32:15 – Thoughts on complications 34:35 – Losing weight during LL 37:10 – Importance of quality nutrition and ample calories 38:10 – Pain management and sleep 40:40 – Distraction rate David is using currently 42:30 – P2 vs. Stryde nail thoughts 47:50 – Final words of advice
49:56
June 7, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 29: Interview with Dr. Betz - PART TWO
This is part two to Dr. Betz' interview. Enjoy!
27:45
May 16, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 28: Interview with Dr. Betz - PART ONE
In this special limb lengthening interview with Dr. Augustin Betz of the BETZ Institute in St. Ingbert Germany we talk about his experience in the field to the development of his BETZBONE to his minimally invasive surgical techniques among various other things.    Dr. Betz has well over 30 years of experience in the field of limb lengthening and deformity correction and has been treating patients in need of major reconstruction all the way to cosmetic limb lengthening for height enhancement.    As a first-generation modern day limb lengthening surgeon, his BETZ Institute is a majorly sought after clinic in Europe. https://www.betzinstitute.com/en/ info@betzinstitute.com  Website: https://cyborg4life.com/
45:14
May 16, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 27: Interview with Dr. Robert Wolfe, PhD on How Essential Amino Acids can help Surgery Patients Recover Faster!
Check out my favorite 100% Science-Backed Surgical Recovery & Performance Amino Supplements [Patented]  🤖 http://bit.ly/Cyborg4life  🦾Enter code 'LLS30' to Save 30% + FREE amino eBook Dr. Robert Wolfe, PhD - is a genius when it comes to the legacy of research he's performed in clinical nutrition, metabolic processes in humans and the years he's spent studying severe burn recovery in children.    Dr. Wolfe has over 500 peer-reviewed articles, 3 books, papers etc. all of which has been cited over 50,000 times.    He joins me to discuss how his leading research in essential amino acids can help patients recover more effectively after surgery AND rebuild as they begin to rehab back to normal life activities.   Dr. Wolfe was transparent and mentioned he is also a shareholder in The Amino Company - a scientific, research backed supplement company who develop premium products with efficacious dosing. Video Version: 0:00 – Intro   1:40 – What are amino acids and how are they regulated in the body   4:50 – How can amino acids help surgery patients reduce muscle protein breakdown   7:00 – The “mTOR pathway” – the key to it all   12:50 – Importance of Collagen for bone healing   14:30 – How do calories relate to macronutrient ratios   17:00 – Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) vs. Whey Protein vs. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)   21:20 – Percentage of protein absorption of Whey protein vs. vegetable protein vs. EAA’s   24:20 – How EAA’s (like HEAL) can help surgery patients recover better post-surgery   27:45 – When and how to take EAA’s like HEAL   30:10 – Ideal timing to take HEAL for Physiotherapy and Rehab   32:35 – How can PERFORM help patients do more effective physical therapy    37:00 – Read more of Dr. Wolfe’s Research…check out his book on EAA’s   39:00 – Final words of advice to surgery patients and how to consider full recovery post-op Website: https://cyborg4life.com/
45:16
May 14, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 26: Interview with Limb Lengthening Surgeon Mr. Ian Bacarese-Hamilton - London, England
In this special limb lengthening interview with Mr. Ian Bacarese-Hamilton of the Schoen Clinic at Orthopedic & Spinal Hospital in London, England we discuss a variety of topics surrounding his perspective to limb lengthening and deformity corrective surgery.   With well over 30 years of experience, Mr. Bacarese-Hamilton, is all about the customized, individualistic approach to his patients' care. From using the latest technological lengthening devices such as internal lengthening nails and EOS x-ray to highlight even the slightest defects to create a strategic plan to fix it and even having patients come to see him once a week to ensure a smooth lengthening process.   Mr. Bacarese-Hamilton was mentored by several great surgeons throughout his career including Dr. Dror Paley as much of Mr. BH's approach is based on the same principles Dr. Paley uses for his patients.   (I apologize for the audio for Mr. Bacarese-Hamilton - it sounded fine during the interview but came out a bit echoed.) #limblengtheningsurgery #limblengthdiscrepancy #cosmeticlimblengthening 
43:20
May 12, 2021
Interview with Dr. Janet Conway & Dr. Michael Assayag from International Center of Limb Lengthening
For the 3rd installment of our "Surgeons on STRYDE" Series, I'm joined by Dr. Janet Conway and Dr. Michael Assayag of the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD.   Dr. Conway and Dr. Asssayag give their take on the removal of the Precice-STRYDE by NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics. We discussed the following topics:  Time-Stamps:   0:00​ – Intro  1:20​ – Why the STRYDE nail was removed   2:10​ – How the corrosion on the nail was caused  7:00​ – STRYDE is a tool and the corrosion is “The cost of doing business” with the tool  9:00​ – Where the corrosion occurs  10:45​ – When the reactions occur  11:15​ – Biopsies taken to study the inflammatory response to the corrosive reaction  12:30​ – Informed patients sent for cobalt chrome levels  14:00​ – No need to panic – as typical Chromium levels were found  15:15​ – PRECICE has a great track record of success  16:30​ – PRECICE 2 vs. STRYDE taking advantage of the current times during the pandemic  18:30​ – Controversial topic; PRECICE could create better bone regenerate than STRYDE  20:00​ – NuVasive’s handling of the issue  21:45​ – Expected return of the STRYDE nail  22:20​ – Should patients be worried upon the return of the STRYDE nail  24:50​ – Dr. Conway’s final words  26:05​ – Dr. Assayag’s final words Reach out to Dr. Conway 1) https://www.limblength.org/our-team/o...​2) jconway@lifebridgehealth.org Reach out to Dr. Assayag 1) https://www.heightrx.com/​2) Massayag@lifebridgehealth.org/ 3) https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbWR2UXllN2R0WS1iR2VhWHhaclJfUjNFUEVqQXxBQ3Jtc0trbFRpcTVzUXBJTWdWQUJGaGppbDBabW5Sc3BsOVd2YlF6N08wSlR6VEFLOWtHT1dsZnNjM2N1bUxUT1o3RGhYM0RiVlg0RG1FczdUOGR0bVlxTDljenlGX0VTN2Zic1ptX25VNHI0R0tTMU4ydHBaYw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fbonelengthening%2F%3Fhl%3Den
28:60
March 19, 2021
Interview with Dr. Shahab Mahboubian on STRYDE Nail Removal
As I continue our "Surgeons on STRYDE" series, Dr. Shahab Mahboubian from Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, CA gives his take on what he thinks about the voluntary removal of the Precice-Stryde intramedullary lengthening nail by NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics (NSO). We briefly discuss the following topics...   Time-Stamps:   0:00​ - Intro  1:00​ - Dr. M's take on the reason for the removal  2:20 - PRECICE 2 nail as an alternative for patients until STRYDE returns  5:00​ - How Dr. M feels NuVasive is handling the situation  6:00​ - Expected timeframe for STRYDE nail return to market  7:00​ - Should patients be concerned after STRYDE comes back  7:45​ - Final words of advice to patients  ] Reach out to Dr. Mahboubian at Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, CA - USA.    1) Website:  https://heightlengthening.com/ 2) Consultation: https://offer.heightlengthening.com/request-consultation   Get Access to Limb Lengthening Secrets - Currently in BETA! https://limblengtheningsecrets.com/beta Website: https://cyborg4life.com/   Sign-up for Email updates: https://fitedge17.activehosted.com/f/1   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigvicpro/?hl=en   Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leglengthening%20    **MEDICAL DISCLAIMER** All information, content, and material of this video or website is for informational and demonstration purposes only. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Don’t use this content as a replacement for treatment and advice given by your doctor or health care provider. Consult with your doctor or healthcare professional before doing anything contained in this content. By watching this video, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cyborg 4 Life (and its representatives; including Victor Egonu) for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from any and all claims that arise from your use or misuse of this content. Cyborg 4 Life makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this content. #drmahboubian #strydenail #limblengthening
09:48
March 18, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 25: Interview with Dr. Dror Paley on Recent STRYDE Nail Removal
I recently did an interview with Dr. Paley on the recent removal of the Precice-Stryde internal lengthening nail. He goes into deep detail of why he thinks it was removed and when he thinks it will be back. There is a PowerPoint Presentation in this interview so if you'd prefer to see the YouTube version click here 1) What's going on with the voluntarily removed PRECICE-STRYDE nail and other Biodur devices ​​2) Is PRECICE 2 a good alternative for patients waiting to get LL done in the interim ​​3) How he thinks NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics is handling the issue ​​4) Expected timeline for STRYDE and other Biodur products to return to market ​​5) Should patients be overly concerned about the situation Reach out to Dr. Paley & his team at Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, FL - USA   1) Stature Lengthening: https://limblengthening.org/#/ 2) Limb Lengthening/General Orthopedics:  https://paleyinstitute.org/#/ _____   Get Access to Limb Lengthening Secrets - Currently in BETA! https://limblengtheningsecrets.com/beta Website: https://cyborg4life.com/   Sign-up for Email updates: https://fitedge17.activehosted.com/f/1   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigvicpro/?hl=en   Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leglengthening%20 **MEDICAL DISCLAIMER** All information, content, and material of this video or website is for informational and demonstration purposes only. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Don’t use this content as a replacement for treatment and advice given by your doctor or health care provider. Consult with your doctor or healthcare professional before doing anything contained in this content. By watching this video, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cyborg 4 Life (and its representatives; including Victor Egonu) for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from any and all claims that arise from your use or misuse of this content. Cyborg 4 Life makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this content.
01:00:31
March 15, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 24: Interview with Mariana - Quadrilateral Stature Lengthening Patient from 15 years ago
In this special interview with Mariana, a quadrilateral stature lengthening patient who underwent limb lengthening over 15 years ago prior to the the more modern lengthening nails at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  Mariana, was diagnosed with Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) and after discovering limb lengthening, she was operated on by Dr. Dror Paley while he was still at Sinai. She goes into depth giving rare perspective of long term effects.   Mariana is also co-founder of Shoe Lift Express. A top-notch shoe-lift company that takes online orders from all over the world to serve those who are looking to boost height stature or balance a discrepancy. You can find her contact details below...  1) www.shoeliftexpress.com 2) Facebook Page: Shoe Lift Express 3) Email: mrcosta205@gmail.com 4) Online Facebook Profile: Mariana Costa Elchert 1:05​ – Why she got Limb Lengthening (LL) done  5:00​ – How her family came upon LL  9:15​ – How tall was she before LL  9:50​ – How tall is she now  10:50​ – She is the first internal nail quadrilateral patient at Sinai Hospital  12:20​ – Pre-Surgery Research  13:25​ – Which bones got implanted first  14:20​ – Mental Manifestation   14:35​ – Mindset leading into LL surgery  16:30​ – Surgery Day  18:30​ – Distracting via ISKD nail  19:50​ – Housing during lengthening  21:30​ – Muscle tightness during lengthening  23:20​ – Lengthening complications  26:45​ – Limited mobility  27:35​ – Weightloss during lengthening  32:20​ – Noticing the difference from lengthening  33:00​ – Support Network part I  33:15​ – Physical Therapy #limblengtheningsurgery #gettaller #heightincrease
01:04:12
February 12, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 23: Interview with Dr. Peter Thaller of 3D-Surgery
In this special limb lengthening interview with Dr. Peter Thaller of 3D-Surgery - via Munich & Berlin, Germany, we discuss a variety of topics surrounding his approach to limb lengthening and deformity corrective surgery.   With well over 20 years of experience, Dr. Thaller, also known as "Mr. Millimeter", is all about "Precision" when it comes to the analysis, planning and strategic execution of his surgical approach and vast array of minimally invasive techniques.   With numerous published articles and literature he is an A-list surgeon who is revered by his peers (including Dr. Donghoon Lee) and continues pushing the field of limb lengthening further along.    (Although Dr. Thaller's audio is crispy clear, I apologize for my slightly muffled audio as I thought I turned on my external microphone but apparently I forgot.)     2:25 – Dr. Thaller’s intro into field of Limb Lengthening  5:50 – History of fully implantable lengthening devices  9:10 – Benefits of internal devices  10:30 – Importance of analysis & planning “Precision” of bone alignment  16:45 – How much length a patient can get from the procedure  18:25 – How much time is recommended between surgeries  19:00 – The Story of the Achondroplastic Twins  21:30 – Prevention of slow bone formation and remedies for non-unions  24:00 – Controversial topic of the effect NSAIDs have on bone regenerate  27:30 – A deep dive on humerus arm lengthening  31:05 – Dr. Thaller’s minimally invasive “Steel Sleeve” innovation to reduce  soft tissue damage  34:15 – Ideal age for lengthening  38:00 – Do muscles grow larger after lengthening  39:45 – Research on the slight loss of force in Dorsiflexion post-fasciotomy  of tibialis anterior muscles  41:15 – Future of limb lengthening devices  43:50 – Do lengthening patients have to stay on site at 3D-Surgery  45:20 – Physiotherapy accommodations  47:35 – Ways to reach out to Dr. Thaller for consultation  48:00 – Final words of advice to prospective limb lengthening patients #limblengthening #limblengtheningsurgery #orthopedicsurgery
51:31
February 9, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 22: Interview with Cosmetic Femur Limb Lengthening Patient - Jason
In a special anonymous interview, I speak with a patient who underwent cosmetic limb lengthening to get taller to discuss their experience of the procedure.    Time-Stamps:   0:35​ – How long ago did they get LL done on the femurs   0:55​ – How tall they were before and after limb lengthening  1:30​ – How did they find out about limb lengthening   2:00​ – How long did they contemplate the idea  2:30​ – What was their mindset like in the weeks leading up to the surgery  3:30​ – When surgery day was here, how were you feeling then  4:15​ – Were they up to the challenge or ask themselves “what did I get into”  5:10​ – Any delayed bone union or complications  7:15​ – Emotion upon arriving at consolidation phase at new height  7:45​ – Were they in good physical shape prior to LL surgery   8:40​ – Pain during initial few weeks, sleeping, physical therapy  11:30​ – What accessories for recovery and stretching  14:10​ – Experience with Physical Therapy  16:00​ – Do they feel being in good shape prior to LL helped  17:00​ – Sleeping experience  18:00​ – How did they keep it a secret without too many people knowing  19:00​ – Support network  19:45​ – What do they say when someone asks “did you get taller?”  21:00​ – Proportions after Limb Lengthening  21:50​ – Things they can do now physically  21:55​ – Do they have a normal walking gait  22:00​ – Jogging, running  22:10​ – Jumping   22:45​ – Was it worth it? Would they do it again   23:30​ – Their final words of advice for those considering LL
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February 1, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 21: Interview with Quadrilateral Limb Lengthening Patient - Liam
In this interview with Liam; a cosmetic quadrilateral limb lengthening patient who underwent femur lengthening (via Precice 2 internal nails) in Oct 2020 followed by tibial lengthening soon after.   Liam explains his desire for wanting lengthening, the effort he had to put into it and how to maintain a strong and positive mindset throughout the toughest cosmetic procedure there is.   Quadrilateral lengthening is a goal for a lot of people who wish to increase their stature and Liam's story is a beacon of hope.  Here is Liam's contact info that he offered to those who wish to reach out to him with questions.   1) Webpage: https://liamgetstaller.com/ 2) Instagram: @aviator_liam  3) Email: liam.celik.1983@gmail.com   Time-Stamps:    1:20 – Just finished lengthening phase in Dec. 2020 1:50 – when he first heard of LL  2:50 – Why he did it this year during the COVID-19 pandemic  3:35 – Thoughts going into final decision  4:50 – Emotions leading up to it  6:00 – Which bone he got done first  8:00 – How tall was he prior to LL and how tall is he now  9:00 – Setting history as first Precice 2 internal nail quadrilateral patient   10:55 – Physical activities prior to LL  12:30 – Worries about Athleticism  13:45 – Pain after femur surgery  15:15 – Pain after tibia surgery   16:20 – Pain during lengthening  18:00 – Pain during Physical therapy  19:30 – Sleep during LL  21:10 – Pain now  22:45 – Getting around with the P2 nails  26:00 – Daily routine  27:00 – Thoughts on Proportions  28:50 – Arms to legs proportion  29:20 – PT continued  31:00 – Importance of PT  32:20 – Energy levels during LL vs. now  33:30 – Positive mindset  36:00 – Eating style  38:10 – Support network  41:30 -Final words  44:00 – Ways to contact Liam
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January 14, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 20: Interview with Dr. Downey Carmona of Instituto Downey - Seville, Spain
In this interview with Dr. Downey from the Downey Institute in Sevilla Spain, we discuss 3 different aspects of limb lengthening and deformity correction.   We start off with his orthopedic treatment and of the pediatric population especially his expertise in treating clubfoot.   Then we discuss limb lengthening for those with forms of dwarfism (ex: Achondroplasia).  Finally we discuss his protocols for Stature Lengthening for adult patients looking to grow taller.   Podcast Audio Version:   Time-Stamps for Interview:  2:10 – Interest in orthopedics  3:20 – Explaining what clubfoot deformity is  5:00 – Treating clubfoot deformity with the Ponseti Method  7:30 – Limb lengthening for kids and their parents  9:15 – Precice plate anticipation  10:10 – Kids who need deformity correction + limb lengthening  11:20 – Stature lengthening for those with Dwarfism (ex: Achondroplasia)  13:00 – Arm lengthening for those with Dwarfism  13:20 – Stature lengthening for Adults  15:10 – ERC malfunction solutions for lengthening patients in Spain  16:15 – Physiotherapy regimen for post-LL  17:45 – Determining patient length while minding safety  19:25 – Preventative measures taken against embolism  20:00 – Cost of Stature Lengthening Procedure  21:30 – Price at the Instituto Downey   22:30 – Housing for lengthening patients   23:15 – Do patients have to stay at center during lengthening   25:00 – Final words  Contact Information for Dr. Downey:  1. Website: https://instituto-downey.com/ 2. Instagram: @institutodowney  3. Email: info@instituto-downey.com
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January 10, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 19: Interview with Leg Length Discrepancy Patient Bryan
In this interview with Bryan, a limb length discrepancy patient who underwent femur lengthening in Sept. 2019, he discusses how he got the discrepancy, his limb lengthening experience and various aspects including a live show and tell with his actual Precice-Stryde nail!   You can check out Bryan's YouTube Channel here:    Living with a limb length discrepancy where one leg is shorter than the other can be painful and annoying.  A solution is for the individual to use a shoe lift and do therapy.  But what about when you're barefoot? And who likes to do therapy forever?   That's where the solution in the form of Limb Lengthening Surgery comes in to permanently fix this problem. Time-Stamps for Bryan's Interview:  1:20 – Background on Bryan’s discrepancy  5:50 – Physical pain due to discrepancy  7:20 – When he first came across LL procedure  9:30 – Best shoe lift – American Heelers   13:30 – How he found his LL surgeon  17:30 – The emotions leading into surgery  19:20 – No complications  19:40 – Physical Activity & LL  21:20 – Getting tight during LL  22:45 – Pain from surgery  24:40 – Which pain meds he took in first couple of weeks  25:30 – Feeling after using ERC lengthening machine  27:10 – Lengthening Tip – Heat Therapy  29:00 – Duration of his lengthening phase  30:00 – Bryan’s lengthening phases  32:30 – Bone pain  33:00 – STRYDE Nail Show & Tell  35:45 – Rod removal experience  38:10 – Current pain levels and altered biomechanics  42:15 – Benefit of Stryde Nail  48:12 – Sleep  50:45 – Working during LL  51:50 – Physical Therapy  54:45 – Pain   56:40 – Personal rehab   57:40 – Support network system during LL  58:35 – What did you tell people what happened to you  59:45 – Contact w/ NuVasive & Networking  1:02:20 – Bryan’s YouTube Channel  1:04:45 – Sharing his story in the local community  1:07:05 – Final words #limblengtheningsurgery #leglengthdiscrepancy #strydenail
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January 9, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 18: Interview with Dr. Parihar
In this interview with Dr. Mangal Parihar of the Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction via the Mangal Anand Hospital in Chembur, Mumbai, India, he discussed his perspective on limb lengthening as well as several of his philosophies.   Dr. Parihar explains why function is more important than length, which devices he offers at his clinic and so much more.   As one of the most experienced limb lengthening surgeons, who was also one of the first few fellows of Dr. Paley, Dr. Parihar maintains his amazing track record of success by avoiding complications and ensuring patient safety above all else.    Dr. Parihar is highly revered by the worlds top limb lengthening surgeons, which is why he's the go-to-limb-lengthening surgeon in all of India. Contact Information for Dr. Parihar:   1. Website: https://www.ilizarov.in/ 2. Cosmetic Resource: https://sites.google.com/site/cllrpatients/faqs/cosmeticlengthening 3. Email: info@bonedocs.in  4. WhatsApp for Consultations Only: +91 22 25260000 or +91 22 25276565
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December 20, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 17: Interview with Alfonso - Update 3 - PART 2
This is PART 2 to the recent update interview with Cosmetic Limb Lengthening Patient Alfonso
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December 7, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 17: Interview with Alfonso - Update 3 - PART 1
This is an update interview with Cosmetic Limb Lengthening Patient Alfonso from his surgery in summer 2020. He went for bilateral femoral lengthening and achieved length of 6.35cm safely
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December 7, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 16: Interview with Dr. Gdalevitch
In this interview with Dr. Marie Gdalevitch from Montreal, Canada she revealed several hidden tricks of the trade that has made her limb lengthening practice so successful over the years.    Dr. Gdalevitch goes in deep detail yet clarifies each point fully so prospective limb lengthening patients know what to expect when choosing her as their surgeon.   With several years of limb lengthening and deformity correction experience under her belt, Dr. Gdalevitch demands safety over lengthening to ensure her patients can achieve their taller height without problems.   Her passion for seeing her patients live happier lives complements her limb lengthening protocols thus ranking her among the high-caliber limb-lengthening greats. Contact information for Dr. Gdalevitch: Setup consultation:   1. Site: http://drmarieg.com/  2. Email: info@drmarieg.com
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November 17, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 15: Interview with Kenzie
Kenzie is not a “typical” limb lengthening patient but she did who faced several complications and her story is one that can give any patient considering limb lengthening insight...   Her story is summarized below:   • Freshman year in High School broke right Femur from soccer (2014)  • Got a full leg cast at John's Hopkins to heal the "clean break"  • Continued playing soccer after it healed • Femur grew crooked due to arrest of a portion of her growth plate   • Referred to Dr. John Herzenberg after 5 doctors couldn’t figure it out  • Got a Distal Femoral Osteotomy in Sept. 2018 secured with metal plate  • Next month got an infection in Oct. 2018  • In Nov. 2018 Dr. Assayag took over because Herzenberg had foot injury  • Screws broke at top above the break site.  • Bone stimulator to help w/ non-union - no luck!  • Had plate removed and replace with an internal non-lengthening nail.  • Saw Dr. Conway b/c of an infection – rare for a healthy young girl.  • Jan 2019 – the trauma nail had bent – again very rare  • Got a bone graft but body absorbed the bony matrix  • August 2019 – Had the internal PRECICE-STRYDE nail but had it used for retrograde shortening at about 0.7mm/day to help the compressive stress force to stimulate bone formation of the non-union  • Dr. Assayag consulted with his mentor Dr. Rozbruch in NY at HSS to bounce ideas – signature of any great surgeon to collaborate.  •Another bone graft + Stryde nail compression to help non-union heal.  • March 2020 another surgery as a screw was poking into her muscle.  • Currently as of November 2020 completely pain free and is super grateful for the team at ICLL Sinai Hospital as they never gave up on her and she never doubted them.   •She had to go through 4 surgeries to correct a super rare-occurrence but was fortunate the advanced orthopedics at Sinai and her determination to never give up paid off in having her leg back and planning to have her nail removed sometime soon.
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November 4, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 14: Interview with Dr. Michael Assayag
In this informative interview with Dr. Michael Assayag of the International Center of Limb Lengthening (ICLL) at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, he uniquely and analytically addresses several questions about cosmetic stature lengthening surgery for height enhancement.   Dr. Assayag was mentored by the best (Dr. Rozbruch, Dr. Conway, Dr. Herzenberg) and is a fast rising star in the limb lengthening field of orthopedics.  His down-to-earth yet prodigious expertise reassures patients that they will end up with the best possible outcome.    Contact information for Dr. Assayag: Ask questions or setup consultation:   1. Site: https://www.heightrx.com/  2. Email: Massayag@lifebridgehealth.org   3. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonelengthe...  4. Hospital Site: https://www.limblength.org/our-team/o...  5. Limb Lengthening Forum: Michael Assayag (M.D.)  ___   The International Center for Limb Lengthening located at Lifebridge Health's Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD in United States is a state of the art facility, co-founded by Dr. Herzenberg & Dr. Paley where other limb lengthening legends like Dr. Rozbruch, Dr. Conway etc. have passed through. It is now home of Dr. Assayag, and other world-class LL surgeons, therapists, specialists, staff, etc. who work together to ensure all patients lengthen safely and receive that absolute best care while reaching their height goals. Time-Stamps for Interview with Dr. Assayag  THEME: “Slow & Steady Wins the Race…Happy Lengthening!”  – Dr. Assayag   2:25 – Dr. Assayag’s interest in orthopedics   6:00 – Dr. Assayag’s transition into Limb Lengthening (LL)   8:00 – The role of psychological stability for a person desiring cosmetic limb lengthening (CLL)
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October 1, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 13: Interview with Dr. Fran Guardo
In this special in-depth and insightful interview with Dr. Fran Guardo, the director of the Rehabilitation Department at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, FL (USA).   We discuss a multitude of aspects around the importance of Physical Therapy after Limb Lengthening Surgery due to different conditions including Congenital Femoral Deficiency (CFD), Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD) and Cosmetic Stature Lengthening (CLL).    Dr. Paley entrusted Dr. Guardo to run the PT department to ensure good patient outcomes and successful rehab processes and she has exceeded expectations with a growing department that puts both child and adult patient care at the forefront of its operation.   With a variety of credentialing qualifications that exude experience, Dr. Guardo and her team of over 30 PT's and OT's are not only helping patients recover after LL procedures but also leading by example as Dr. Guardo teaches a physical therapy course for therapists who are interested in entering the rehab of limb lengthening.   Contact information for Dr. Guardo: you can reach her by inquiry at either of the two following site links…    1) https://limblengthening.org/   2) https://paleyinstitute.org
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August 30, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 12: Interview with Dr. Janet Conway
In this very special interview with Dr. Janet Conway of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) & International Center of Limb Lengthening (ICLL) at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD, we discuss her take on various topics surrounding the cosmetic stature lengthening surgery to get taller.   Dr. Conway was my limb lengthening surgeon who did an amazing job for me and so I had to wrap up my final entry in my top limb lengthening (LL) surgeons with her.  With over 20 years of experience as a limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction specialist, she is one of the best when it comes to ensuring a good outcome when aiming to get taller.    Contact information for Dr. Conway: Ask questions or setup consultation:   1. Site: https://www.limblength.org/our-team/o...  2. Email: jconway@lifebridgehealth.org TIME-STAMPS:  1:50 – Dr. Conway’s interest in field of Limb Lengthening   5:00 – How to determine how much length to gain safely   9:05 – Cool thing about the internal lengthening nail (PRECICE & STRYDE)   10:50 – Determining distraction rate & the fine line of lengthening    13:30 – Picking your limb lengthening surgeon wisely (experience is KEY!)   16:00 – Signs & Symptoms to look for during lengthening   18:05 – Time it takes to go from “Surgery” to “Walking w/out Assistance”   20:15 – Regaining a normal walking gait   23:20 – Physical Therapy Recommendations for the traveling or international patient during lengthening   26:20 – Importance of Flexibility BEFORE Surgery   27:25 – Pain management & preparation   31:05 – Should elite athletes even get stature lengthening in the first place?   33:35 – Benefits of having a world-class team of LL surgeons at ICLL Sinai Hospital – Baltimore, MD   37:30 – Best way to reach out and contact Dr. Conway for a consultation    38:45 – Final words to all prospective LL patients
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August 18, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 11: Interview with Dr. Donghoon Lee
1. https://drdonghoon.com/ 2. YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiCC... TIME-STAMPS:   1:45 – Dr. Lee’s passion for Limb Lengthening & Deformity Reconstruction  4:00 – Recommended safe length in order to regain pre-surgery function  6:00 – Proportions - lengthening one segment (femurs or tibiae) vs. both  7:50 – Timeframe between first & second LL surgery for maximum length   9:45 – Cosmetic arm lengthening for ideal proportions  10:50 – Lengthening devices offered for Femurs (Precice/Stryde) & Tibiae (Precice, LON, LATN)  13:10 – Pros & Cons of each lengthening device for simultaneous deformity correction and lengthening  16:20 – Patient Pain management: short-term during lengthening and long-term down the line  18:50 – Lengthening for older patients especially if they have arthritis in hip or knee joints  20:45 – Patients he doesn’t recommend limb lengthening surgery for  22:40 – His 0% major complication rate and advice on selecting an EXPERIENCED surgeon!  27:15 – Dr. Lee’s Frustration! - Treating complications from other surgeons lengthening clinics  29:15 – Indications future limb lengthening patients should be aware of after the procedure  31:05 – Dr. Lee uses BMAC to assist with healing in tibial lengthening   32:05 – His thoughts on HGH on bone healing after surgery  33:30 – Mentally preparing a patient for limb lengthening surgery & patients backing out last minute  35:30 – Athletic recovery post LL surgery on function and what a prospective patient should expect  38:10 – DALRI recommendations for International patients  39:15 – Best way to reach out and contact Dr. Lee for consultation   39:37 – Final words of advice to interested patients considering the limb lengthening surgery
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July 17, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 10: Interview with Alfonso
This is my first interview with a cosmetic stature lengthening patient. In this special sit-down with Alfonso, he explains what the first few weeks of his limb lengthening procedure has been like.  Alfonso had his bilateral femoral limb lengthening surgery done on May 22, 2020 via the STRYDE internal lengthening nail. I have posted the time-stamps below if you're interested in a particular topic: 1:00 – Alfonso’s discovery of LL  1:55 – Reason he wanted to get taller  3:15 – Factors that helped with the decision to do procedure  5:40 – Alfonso’s distraction/lengthening phase  6:30 – His aspirations to be a leader and desire to be “looked up to”  8:20 – Fitness level prior to surgery  9:00 – Fears of losing athleticism  11:00 – Excitement leading up to the surgery  12:00 – His take on the pain right after the procedure & cycle of meds to manage pain levels  13:40 – Swelling & Inflammation post-op… “Thick-like-Thanos!”  15:00 – Doing activities and getting around post-op via STRYDE internal nail  16:45 – PT session experiences  18:35 Taking showers  22:05 – Worries of skewing Proportions  25:00 – At home exercise routine  26:05 – Sustained slight injury when pushing too much too soon. TAKE CAUTION Stryde or no Stryde  27:00 – Physically preparing for the surgery  27:50 – How Pain impacts Sleeping  30:35 – Most of the pain is located near the tibial tuberosity  31:20 – Alfonso’s “Special Routine” to manage energy levels after surgery: Meds à Sleep àExercise  33:10 – Doing detailed oriented tasks w/ pain pills  34:40 – Nutritional Supplements to help recover  37:55 – Thoughts before making the final decision to get the LL done  39:30 – Plans to get the full 8cm of length of the Stryde nail in femurs Alfonso's email: aflores440@outlook.com: please be respectful if reaching out to Alfonso; a few words of encouragement would be nice.
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June 18, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 9: Interview with Dr. Dror Paley
In this special interview with Dr. Dror Paley of the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, FL we focus our discussion on fundamentals of Stature Limb Lengthening Surgery as Dr. Paley also stresses the crucial importance of having an experienced LL surgeon.   Contact information for Dr. Paley: Ask questions or setup consultation... 1. https://paleyinstitute.org/ 2:00 – Dr. Paley’s Start in Limb Lengthening (LL) 4:30 – Amount of lengthening procedures he does 6:00 – LL is a 4-Dimensional Surgery 8:30 – Fundamentals of LL 9:40 – Limiting factor of LL & compliance of soft tissues 13:45 – How muscle excursion comes into play regarding lengthening 17:15 – Amount of time needed per day for PT 18:00 – Putting in nails is the easy part…knowing how to adapt and improvise is key 19:45 – Physiotherapy at Paley Ortho & Spine Institute are vigilant for problems 24/7 21:45 – Potential Complications & knowing how to prevent them 23:45 – Trade-offs: Losing function over pushing for extra CM in height IS NOT acceptable! 24:35 – Dr. Paley’s Lengthening Ultimatum 25:15 – How long to get back to fitness level (running marathon) 25:45 – Surgical interventions to fix complications 26:55 – Patients coming to him from other LL centers to “fix” complications 27:50 – Fibula fixation is super crucial among many other experienced-based techniques 29:00 – Various Prophylactic measures that should be taken to avoid problems 30:00 – Prospective Patients…Beware! – Surgeon EXPERIENCE IS KEY! 32:30 – How to pick a surgeon properly  34:40 – Potential Long-Term Complications 37:55 – Dr. Paley’s frustration w/ the LL industry becoming a “Mercenary-Business” 40:00 – Dr. Paley’s Warning Message to LL Candidates 42:50 – LL is a Team Sport: Having the right infrastructure of clinicians is important for success 45:30 – Proportions – how LL affects it and what really matters in the overall scheme of things More on YouTube
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June 14, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 8: Interview with Dr. Robert Rozbruch
In this special interview with Dr. Robert Rozbruch of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, NY we go into the deep details of stature lengthening that only a truly experienced surgeon of his caliber could do. Dr. Rozbruch is a true legend in the field of limb lengthening and complex reconstruction. Contact information for Dr. Rozbruch:  Ask questions or setup consultation...   http://www.staturelengthening.net/ Time-Stamps below... 1:50 – Dr. Rozbruch’s passion for orthopedic surgery and transition into Limb Lengthening 7:00 – Fundamentals of Limb Lengthening 7:40 – How stature/cosmetic limb lengthening fits into his practice 9:20 – Who qualifies as a candidate for stature lengthening 11:50 & 13:10 – How much length can you gain in femurs vs. tibiae 14:10 – Prefers to lengthen femurs over tibiae 14:40 – Soft tissues lengthen & grow too! 15:10 – Iliotibial band release in femur lengthening 16:35 – Gastro-Soleus recession in tibiae lengthening typically over 4cm but depends on individual 19:20 – Limb proportions 21:20 – Arm Lengthening 23:15 – Potential Complications (1. Infection, 2. Nerve damage, 3. Blood clots, 4. Stiffness, 5. Bone) 28:35 – Long Term Problems = “temporary obstacles.” Address them early and properly 31:15 – Qualifications your LL doctor should have 33:55 – Will the NEW bone be as strong as OLD bone? 35:00 – Advantages of recent stronger, internal STRYDE Nail by NuVasive 36:00 – When does Normal Walking Gait return after LL (ex: 8cm in femurs) 37:05 – How important is Physiotherapy to optimal recovery on scale of 1-10? 38:15 – When can a patient resume physical activity post-LL surgery 39:00 – Arrangement options for patients who come from out of town/country/overseas 40:50 – Frequency of Checkups & therapy 41:20 – Ideal Patient Qualities 42:00 – Are patients satisfied with outcome of LL Surgery? 43:50 – How to reach out and contact Dr. Rozbruch for questions or consultation 44:30 – Options for Consultation: in-person & virtual/telemedicine 45:40 – Advice to those considering LL surgery 46:00 – Patient – Doctor Trust Relationship Dr. Robert Rozbruch:   1. Limb Lengthening Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/limblengtheni...  2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/limblengthe...  3. Dr. Rozbruch YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JL...  4. HSS YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HSpecial...
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May 23, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 7: Interview with Dr. Dimitrios Giotikas
I had the pleasurable opportunity of interviewing Dr. Dimitrios Giotikas of Athens Bone & Joint Reconstruction Center in Athens, Greece on the topic of limb lengthening surgery to get taller.    Dr. D.G. exhibited his years of experience and how he embodies absolute safety and care for his patients.    Website for Athens BJR - Dr. Dimitrios Giotikas: https://www.athensbjr.com/    Another great interview with one of the world's best in Limb Lengthening, feel free to skip to a particular topic using timestamps below...    1:15 – Background in orthopedics to Athens BJR & Limb Lengthening  7:50 – Patient concerns: Pre-Op planning of Body Limb Proportions  11:20 – Functional Recovery Post-Op  13:00 - Evolution and future of limb lengthening  14:55 – Pricing Policies  16:25 – Max Lengthening Goal of Patient  20:50 – Dr. DG’s Motto  21:40 & 24:25 – Potential Complications  26:45, 28:45, 30:10 –Physiotherapy onsite or can they go home  31:30 – When a normal walking gait will return  34:45 – If patient falls behind on PT, will they have major problems?  35:40 – Are patients satisfied with new height and improved quality of life?  41:00 – Final words of advice for those researching cosmetic limb lengthening
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May 10, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 6: Interview with Dr. Kevin Debiparshad
I had the pleasure of interviewing yet another world renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Debiparshad. He is the founder of The LimbplastX Institute in Las Vegas, NV with a focus on bone deformities and cosmetic Limb Lengthening to get taller.  We discussed several topics ranging from the optimal recovery using specialized surgery techniques, pain, proportion and multiple other topics.  Give the episode a listen to hear about Dr. Debiparshad's passionate perspective on the world of limb lengthening. His website is: Limbplastx.com
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May 2, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 5: Interview with Dr. Shahab Mahboubian
In my first limb lengthening expert interview I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Shahab Mahboubian of the Height Lengthening Hospital in L.A., California.    We discussed a variety of leg lengthening topics including:   Which bones you should lengthen first if considering both femurs and tibiae  The importance of a support network for optimal recovery  Typical patient timetable return to sports and athletics  The rate of patient happiness   So give it a listen and if you find it helpful share it with those who might find it helpful! Dr. M's website: https://heightlengthening.com/ Dr. M's Instagram: @heightlengthening  
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April 17, 2020
Podcast Upload Delay due to COVID-19
Hey guys, I just want to let you know why there hasn't been a podcast in a bit. I had about 3 episodes lined up prior to the coronavirus outbreak and ever since the follow-up with the candidates who were going to share their story decided to postpone the interview. I understand and I hope you do too. This is a tough time for all of us. I will be reaching out to a few orthopedic surgeon doctors in the field to see if this is a good time (although I feel like they have joined the COVID-19 battle too). If not, I may just do a solo episode every now and then based on topics/questions I get asked about all the time. Touch base with your loved ones! Talk later, Victor
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March 21, 2020
Leg Lengthening Topic Talk: Potential Complications
Yeah, of course the doctors won't "highlight" the leg lengthening surgery complications for you as they don't want you to worry too much. And although they're pretty rare, they can occur.   Things like...  Non-union (aka: bone heals too slow or not at all)  Premature Consolidation (aka: bone heals too fast)  Thrombosis (aka: blood clot that could dislodge and cause embolisms)  Fat embolisms   Hardware Malfunction (aka: broken rod or screws)  Infection (aka: bacteria that gets into incision sites...keep it clean!)  Nerve damage (loss of sensation)  Loss of Flexibility & ROM (do your therapy or might lose it for good) If you want to watch the video version you can see it here: https://youtu.be/FfBgIDkRtNU
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March 7, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Kwei Quartey
Dr. Kwei Quartey is an actual patient who got the Leg Lengthening Surgery done in 2015 by Dr. Maboubian in Los Angeles, California to increase his height near 3". Kwei made went into solid detail explaining the process of his procedure, his struggles, his complications, and most importantly his satisfaction of result of getting taller. He also gives his two cents on the cost of the surgery, and some psychological advice for getting through it. In fact a great way to pass the time while down if you plan to, or are currently undergoing the leg lengthening surgery is to check out his novels via links below... ___________________________ Being a leg lengthening patient and doctor of medicine Kwei has utilized his new "stance" on life to inspire others through his series of crime fiction novels as an extremely well-established author, receiving several awards including LA Times Best Seller List in 2009 and Best Male Author the following year.  Wife of the Gods (2009) was the acclaimed debut novel in the Inspector Darko Dawson series, a police procedural set in Ghana. Next in the series came Children of the Street (2011), Murder at Cape Three Points (2014), Gold of Our Fathers (2016), Death By His Grace (2018). Death at the Voyager Hotel, a mystery e-novella not in the Darko series, was published July 2013. The January 2020 publication of The Missing American heralded the beginning of a brand new series, the Emma Djan Investigations www.kweiquartey.com and on Instagram @crimefictionwithkweiquartey You can find his books on Amazon and other book vendors: Wife of the Gods The Missing American
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March 5, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 3: Sepo
Sepo is a 19yr old university student from Namibia, Africa who is currently 5'0 and wants to gain some height. She exploits the reasons behind her desire as wanting to boost her personal happiness and her willingness to face the rigorous procedure head on for a life full of confidence and improved self-worth. Although she knows that the investment is steep, she also touches on why she feels the US is the ideal region to have the procedure done. Even at her young age, she realizes that she wants to live the majority of her life happier without a having a fixable insecurity such as short stature holding her back! (I had to trim more than I wanted to and you'll slightly talk over each other at some points due to the international latency audio lag...regardless still a great listen!)
20:28
February 25, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 2: Matt
Matt is a 23 yr old recent university graduate who is currently 5'6" and desires to get taller. He has been following the leg lengthening procedure for nearly 8 yrs and understands Height Dysphoria is a real mental health issue. Although he was able to mitigate the accumulation of student debt, the cost of the leg lengthening surgery is a major deterrent. In the episode, you'll hear Matt discuss his deep-internal-perspectives on how he believes the surgery can cure the intense pain of height dysphoria
38:04
February 19, 2020
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 1: Adam
In this first episode of the leg lengthening podcast I speak with Adam about his desire to get the procedure done. He drops some serious value bombs about the surgery as well as giving insight into why "Self-Worth" is super important in general. Give it a listen and share your comments about your leg lengthening story.
37:59
February 15, 2020