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Limb Lengthening Podcast

Limb Lengthening Podcast

By Victor Egonu
Listen in to hear the stories of patients, surgeons, physical therapists and others in the field of limb lengthening. This surgery has changed my life...hear how it can change YOURS!
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Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 42 - Q&A w/ Victor & T joins the panel to talk about his LL process
On episode 42 of LL LIVE - T joins later on to talk about his LL journey of 3 inches added to his femurs to go from 5'3 to 5'6 and hear his wife's reaction too!
01:05:15
July 01, 2022
Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 41 - Q&A w/ Victor (Cyborg) and HJ (later on) on status of LL Industry
Victor is unfiltered about his thoughts on various LL topics. Also HJ joins towards the end of the stream to answer questions about his upcoming tibial lengthening surgery.
01:15:24
June 24, 2022
Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 40 - Q&A w/ Dr. Shahab Mahboubian of Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, CA
On episode 40 of LL LIVE - we're joined by the first surgeon I've interviewed on the channel over 2 years ago -  Dr. Shahab Mahboubian of Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, CA - is back to answer patient questions LIVE.  Contact information for Dr. M for consultation:   1. Site: https://heightlengthening.com/  2. Email: info@heightlengthening.com Victor (Host) - www.cyborg4life.com
49:29
June 10, 2022
Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 39 - Q&A w/ Dr. Craig Robbins of Paley Institute
That's right, Dr. Craig Robbins (aka "The Bone Magician") of The Paley Institute - who works alongside Dr. Paley - is back to answer patient questions LIVE. Contact Dr. Robbins: Email - crobbins@paleyinstitute.org   Contact The Paley Institute: Main Point of Contact - Angelique Keller - Director of Stature Lengthening   1) Email: akeller@paleyinstitute.org   2) Websites:  a) General - LLD & Deformity: https://paleyinstitute.org/#/       b) Stature Lengthening: https://limblengthening.org/  3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paleyinstit...   4) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paleyinstitute/  5) YouTube: @Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Victor (Host) - https://cyborg4life.com/
01:13:39
June 07, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 68 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 38 - LLD Patient Matthew
On episode 38 of LL LIVE - we're joined by a leg length discrepancy patient - Matthew -  who shares his lengthening experience with others suffering from a leg length discrepancy. This guy is so wise, well spoken and informative you're not going to want to miss this regardless of why you get limb lengthening done.   Contact Matthew with questions about LLD  Email - matthewlucchesi1@gmail.com Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
01:16:04
June 03, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 67 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 36 - The Professional
Here's a TOP 10 List that "The Professional" put together for you to help you on your LL Journey... https://app.groove.cm/groovemember/do...  On episode 36 of LL LIVE - we're joined by "The Professional" (TP), a cosmetic stature lengthening patient who is part of the "Terrific Trio" of good friends including Dr. Optimus and Bob 'The Circus Boy' who will share his lengthening experience with other patients and drop invaluable tips you can use for your own lengthening.   Contact "The Professional" with questions... Email - theprofessionalcll@gmail.com Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
01:17:47
May 20, 2022
PART 2 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 66 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 35 - CLL Patient Roundtable
This is PART 2 of 2. For PART 1 Click Here On episode 35 of LL LIVE - we're joined by a roundtable of stature lengthening patients who are back for a follow-up on their progress. We have 2 LL YouTubers - Height Journey (HJ) & Nick and 2 other patients including - Optimus, Leon. We'll get an update on how they're doing and then we'll discuss different LL topics. Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
01:14:32
May 14, 2022
PART 1 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 66 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 35 - CLL Patient Roundtable
This is PART 1 of 3 -  On episode 35 of LL LIVE - we're joined by a roundtable of stature lengthening patients who are back for a follow-up on their progress. We have 2 LL YouTubers - Height Journey (HJ) & Nick and 2 other patients including - Optimus, Leon. We'll get an update on how they're doing and then we'll discuss different LL topics. Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
45:00
May 14, 2022
PART 2 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 65 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 34 - Paley's Physical Therapy Team
This is PART 2 of the PODCAST - Click here for Part 1 On episode 34 of LL LIVE - we're joined by the World Class Physical Therapy Team from The Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. We have Fran, Mike, Jason and Brian. If you were wondering what to expect when it comes to physical therapy, stretching and rehab after limb lengthening, look no further - join us live and ask away! Contact The Paley Institute: Main Point of Contact - Angelique Keller - Director of Stature Lengthening 1) Email: akeller@paleyinstitute.org 2) Websites:        a) General - LLD & Deformity: https://paleyinstitute.org/#/      b) Stature Lengthening: https://limblengthening.org/ 3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paleyinstit... 4) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paleyinstitute/ 5) YouTube: @Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute Victor (Host) - www.cyborg4life.com
33:34
May 06, 2022
PART 1 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 65 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 34 - Paley's Physical Therapy Team
This is PART 1 of a 2 PART Episode: On episode 34 of LL LIVE - we're joined by the World Class Physical Therapy Team from The Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. We have Fran, Mike, Jason and Brian. If you were wondering what to expect when it comes to physical therapy, stretching and rehab after limb lengthening, look no further - join us live and ask away!   Contact The Paley Institute:   Main Point of Contact - Angelique Keller - Director of Stature Lengthening   1) Email: akeller@paleyinstitute.org   2) Websites:        a) General - LLD & Deformity: https://paleyinstitute.org/#/      b) Stature Lengthening: https://limblengthening.org/  3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paleyinstit...  4) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paleyinstitute/  5) YouTube: @Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute
35:10
May 06, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 64 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 33 - CLL Quadrilateral Patient - Neko
On episode 33 of LL LIVE - we're joined by cosmetic quadrilateral limb lengthening patient Neko - a 52 year old woman - who did lengthening of the femurs with internal nail lengthening and tibias with LON. Not only will her age shock some but also doing all 4 limb segments! Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
33:27
April 29, 2022
PART 2 Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 63 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 32 - CLL Patient - Michael
On episode 32 of LL LIVE - we're joined by cosmetic limb lengthening patient Michael who did quadrilateral stature lengthening unilaterally - meaning one limb lengthens and then the other is done after. He did it with Dr. Kohne in Munich, Germany and he is doing his other side 4 weeks from now! Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
32:59
April 23, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 62 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 32 - CLL Patient - Michael
On episode 32 of LL LIVE - we're joined by cosmetic limb lengthening patient Michael who did quadrilateral stature lengthening unilaterally - meaning one limb lengthens and then the other is done after. He did it with Dr. Kohne in Munich, Germany and he is doing his other side 4 weeks from now! Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
40:00
April 23, 2022
PART 2 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 61 - Limb Lengthening Interview with Surgeon - Dr. Franz Birkholtz of IOR in Stellenbosch, South Africa
This is PART 2 of the interview. Click here for PART 1 Contact Dr. Birkholtz: Website - https://birkholtz.health/ Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
28:22
April 22, 2022
PART 1 - Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 61 - Limb Lengthening Interview with Surgeon - Dr. Franz Birkholtz of IOR in Stellenbosch, South Africa
In this special interview with Dr. Franz Birkholtz of the Institute of Orthopedics and Rheumatology (IOR) at the Mediclinic Winelands Orthopedic Hospital in Stellenbosch, South Africa, we discuss his take on different aspects of limb lengthening over his 20+ years of experience specializing in correcting leg length discrepancies and complex deformities and boosting the height of his patients.   With a passion for “technology that that transforms” his patients’ problems into happiness.   Dr. Birkholtz is a world class orthopedic surgeon having delved into the teachings of legendary Dr.'s Illizarov, Bastiani and Paley and continues honing his craft by staying up on the literature and treating patients regularly in practice.    Contact Dr. Birkholtz: Website - https://birkholtz.health/ Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
30:30
April 22, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 60 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 31 - LLD Patient - Michaela
On episode 31 of LL LIVE - we're joined by leg length discrepancy patient Michaela who had a broken femur at a young age causing trauma to her growth plate and creating a height difference between her legs. She was treated with an external fixator by Dr. Rozbruch back in 2011 and today she is here to tell you her story and how this soccer sensation gone physical therapist is doing!   Michaela's story (article) on HSS website: https://backinthegame.hss.edu/story/michaela-soules/  Want to ask questions about Michaela's story?   1. Email - soules.michaela@gmail.com  2. FB - @ Michaela Indy  Timestamps:    0:00 – Intro  1:30 – Background of Michaela’s story  2:45 – The initial broken femur from soccer  4:00 – Healing broken leg at age 10 – 15  5:15 – Age 15 she noticed the LLD and went in  6:30 – Dr. Rozbruch’s approach to fix her LLD  7:45 – Experience with Monolateral External Fixator  9:45 – What did people say about the external fixator  10:50 – Pain from LLD  12:00 – Importance of Physical Therapy & Rehab from a DPT  13:45 – Mental health after an injury and how to stay strong  15:30 – Michaela’s bony protuberance complication knee arthritis  19:50 – How much Michaela lengthened to correct her LLD  20:35 – Tightness she experienced in thigh muscles  21:30 – How to contact Michaela   22:30 – Complications she faced during lengthening  24:00 - Outro Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
25:54
April 13, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 59 - PART 2 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 30 - CLL Patient - Optimus
On episode 30 of LL LIVE - we're joined by cosmetic limb lengthening patient Optimus. He came on before but is back to update you as he approaches his last bit of lengthening. He is at 7.5cm now and is shooting for the full 8cm on his femurs. Should be interesting! Victor - www.cyborg4life.com
45:47
April 08, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 59 - PART 1 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 30 - CLL Patient - Optimus
On episode 30 of LL LIVE - we're joined by cosmetic limb lengthening patient Optimus. He came on before but is back to update you as he approaches his last bit of lengthening. He is at 7.5cm now and is shooting for the full 8cm on his femurs. Should be interesting!
45:10
April 08, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 58 - PART 2 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 29 - Dr. Michael Assayag - Height Rx via ICLL at Sinai Hospital Baltimore, MD
On episode 29 of LL LIVE - we're joined by limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon - Dr. Michael Assayag of HeightRx via Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Working alongside Dr. Conway, Dr. Herzenberg and other elite surgeons he is here to answer your questions. Dr. Assayag contact information: 1) Email: massayag@lifebridgehealth.org 2) Website: http://www.heightrx.com/ 3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonelengthening/?hl=en Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
43:10
March 10, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 58 - PART 1 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 29 - Dr. Michael Assayag - Height Rx via ICLL at Sinai Hospital Baltimore, MD
On episode 29 of LL LIVE - we're joined by limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon - Dr. Michael Assayag of HeightRx via Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Working alongside Dr. Conway, Dr. Herzenberg and other elite surgeons he is here to answer your questions. Dr. Assayag contact information: 1) Email: massayag@lifebridgehealth.org  2) Website: http://www.heightrx.com/  3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonelengthening/?hl=en Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
40:00
March 10, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 58 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 28 - CLL Patient - Kyle
On episode 28 of LL LIVE - we're joined by Kyle - a limb lengthening patient who underwent bilateral femur lengthening using the LON method. He's a few weeks into his lengthening process so if you have a question be sure to show up and ask in the live chat! 0:00 - Intro 1:15 - Why he wanted to get CLL 2:10 - When he got his surgery  3:25 - Height before and current length 4:30 - Regrets of LON femurs 11:05 - Pain of LON femurs method 17:50 - How much length is he shooting for 19:25 - His physical activities  20:50 - Pain medicine  25:10 - Proportions  27:00 - Pin site Infection control 27:30 - Muscle mass and LON pain 28:25 - Surgeon and country 28:45 - Pain experience  30:45 - Research before getting CLL 32:25 - Daily routine after surgery  33:45 - Stopped lifting and more stretching  34:22 - Bone alignment  35:00 - Sleeping with LON fixator 39:40 - Antegrade or retrograde  40:40 - Kyle’s advice to patients 42:30 - Doing tibias how long after femurs 43:00 - Outro www.cyborg4life.com
25:11
March 04, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 57 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 27 - Dr. Taylor Reif - Orthopedic LL Surgeon - HSS - NY
On episode 27 of LL LIVE - we're joined by superstar limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon Dr. Taylor Reif of the LLRS via Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Working alongside the Dr. Rozbruch & Dr. Fragomen he is here to answer you, the patients, questions LIVE so if you have a question be sure to show up and ask in the live chat! Contact Dr. Reif for consultation 1) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reifmd/?hl=en 2) Website: http://limblengthening.com/ or https://www.hss.edu/ and search Taylor Reif (MD) 3) Email: reift@hss.edu 4) Phone: 212-606-1637 ___ Victor Website: https://cyborg4life.com/
50:42
February 27, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 56 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 26 PART TWO - CLL ROUNDTABLE
On episode 26 of LL LIVE - we're joined by 3 cosmetic limb lengthening patients who will give an update on their recovery progress. Interestingly all of them underwent bilateral femur lengthening via different methods. Johannes used the BetzBone, Daniel used LON external/internal combo and Liam used Precice 2 nails. Contact the patients : Johannes:  johannesBM@gmx.de - email Daniel  YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQLtJSrz... Instagram: https://instagram.com/danielsnewlife?... Liam  liam.celik.1983@gmail.com (email) Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
35:43
February 18, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 55 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 26 PART ONE - CLL ROUNDTABLE
On episode 26 of LL LIVE - we're joined by 3 cosmetic limb lengthening patients who will give an update on their recovery progress. Interestingly all of them underwent bilateral femur lengthening via different methods. Johannes used the BetzBone, Daniel used LON external/internal combo and Liam used Precice 2 nails. Contact the patients :   Johannes:  johannesBM@gmx.de - email   Daniel  YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQLtJSrz... Instagram: https://instagram.com/danielsnewlife?...  Liam  liam.celik.1983@gmail.com (email) Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
35:00
February 18, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 53 - PART 2: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 24 - Limb Length Discrepancy Patients
This is PART TWO of a 2 part interview. For part ONE please click here: Subscribe to Bryan's YouTube channel: 1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M6... Feel moved by April's story? Here's her social media and GoFundMe page: 1. GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/5dff244b2.You Tube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCh0LGuQ2...3. She is also doing short content on FB. FB pays now: Beautifulblaq April _______ Timestamps:  0:00 - Intro 1:20 - Elijah’s story 6:10 - Bryan’s story 9:15 - Eileen’s husband’s (Thomas) story 12:30 - Kevin’s story 17:00 - April’s story 20:00 - LLD experiences continued 27:15 - How long in hospital till discharge 29:00 - Mobility and how you feel post-LL 31:20 - Discrepancy pains from prospects 36:40 - Getting nails removed 39:00 - Pain medicine for lengthening  41:35 - Insurance coverage  45:45 - Pelvic obliquity or induced scoliosis  47:00 - Physical activity, Biomechanics and gait 57:00 - Outro  ______ Victor info: Website: https://cyborg4life.com/
28:33
February 04, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 52 - PART 1: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 24 - Limb Length Discrepancy Patients
Subscribe to Bryan's YouTube channel: 1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M6...  Feel moved by April's story? Here's her social media and GoFundMe page: 1. GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/5dff244b2.You Tube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCh0LGuQ2...3. She is also doing short content on FB. FB pays now: Beautifulblaq April _______   Timestamps:  0:00 - Intro 1:20 - Elijah’s story 6:10 - Bryan’s story 9:15 - Eileen’s husband’s (Thomas) story 12:30 - Kevin’s story 17:00 - April’s story 20:00 - LLD experiences continued 27:15 - How long in hospital till discharge 29:00 - Mobility and how you feel post-LL 31:20 - Discrepancy pains from prospects 36:40 - Getting nails removed 39:00 - Pain medicine for lengthening  41:35 - Insurance coverage  45:45 - Pelvic obliquity or induced scoliosis  47:00 - Physical activity, Biomechanics and gait 57:00 - Outro  ______   Victor info: Website: https://cyborg4life.com/
29:39
February 04, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 51 - PART 2: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 23 - LL Patient YouTubers
This is PART 2 of this series. For PART 1 please click here. _________________ On episode 23 of LL LIVE - we're joined by 4 other limb lengthening (LL) patients who all have YouTube channels of their own; HJ from "Height Journey", Nick from "Nicholas' Leg Lengthening Journey", Raz from "strydenail" and Dave from "Break My Legs!". 1. Height Journey (HJ) - https://www.youtube.com/c/HeightJourney 2. Break My Legs! (Dave) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEs3... 3. Nicholas' Leg Lengthening Journey (Nick) - https://www.youtube.com/c/NicholasLeg... 4. strydenail (Raz) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHX... _________________ Victor (host) https://www.youtube.com/c/Cyborg4Life (YT) www.cyborg4life.com (site)
45:51
January 28, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 50 - PART 1: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 23 - LL Patient YouTubers
On episode 23 of LL LIVE - we're joined by 4 other limb lengthening (LL) patients who all have YouTube channels of their own; HJ from "Height Journey", Nick from "Nicholas' Leg Lengthening Journey", Raz from "strydenail" and Dave from "Break My Legs!". 1. Height Journey (HJ) - https://www.youtube.com/c/HeightJourney 2. Break My Legs! (Dave) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEs3... 3. Nicholas' Leg Lengthening Journey (Nick) - https://www.youtube.com/c/NicholasLeg... 4. strydenail (Raz) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHX... _________________ Victor (host) https://www.youtube.com/c/Cyborg4Life (YT) www.cyborg4life.com (site)
45:00
January 28, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 49 - PART TWO: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 22 - Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt
This is PART 2 of this interview with Bobby. For PART 1 click here Reach out to Bobby: https://circusboy.com/  Reach out to Victor: https://cyborg4life.com/
39:40
January 21, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 49 - PART ONE: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 22 - Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt
In the first LL LIVE of 2022 we're joined by cosmetic limb lengthening patient; Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt. He's 58 years old and his starting height was 5'6" and currently he's nearly 3cm taller as he continues his lengthening process.    Bobby is a world-renowned circus performer who recently embarked on his greatest act yet...getting taller! Be sure to join the stream if you have questions for Bobby especially if you feel age is a limitation for this procedure.   Feel free to reach out and connect with Bobby:  1. https://circusboy.com/ Victor info www.cyborg4life.com
40:11
January 21, 2022
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 48 - PART TWO: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 21 - Dr. Marie Gdalevitch - Montreal, Canada
For part one of this episode 21 click here Today we're joined by Dr. Marie Gdalevitch of Montreal, Canada to answer patient questions in this LIVE Q&A. Contact information for Dr. Gdalevitch: 1. Site: http://drmarieg.com/ 2. Email: info@drmarieg.com Contact for Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
34:36
December 17, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 48 - PART ONE: Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 21 - Dr. Marie Gdalevitch - Montreal, Canada
Today we're joined by Dr. Marie Gdalevitch of Montreal, Canada to answer patient questions in this LIVE Q&A.     Contact information for Dr. Gdalevitch:   1. Site: http://drmarieg.com/ 2. Email: info@drmarieg.com Contact for Victor: www.cyborg4life.com
35:46
December 17, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 47 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 20 - Dr. Janet Conway - Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Today we're joined by the one, the only, Dr. Janet Conway of the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  That's right, the Queen of Limb Lengthening (and also my LL surgeon) is finally back to answer patient questions in this LIVE Q&A.     Reach out to Dr. Conway: https://www.limblength.org/our-team/o... Email: Jconway@lifebridgehealth.org   _____ Victor (host): www.cyborg4life.com
44:02
December 10, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 46 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 19 - PART II - Dr. Giotikas via Athens BJR
This is part 2 of LL LIVE episode 45. For part 1 click here:  Today we're joined by Dr. Dimitrios Giotikas of Athens BJR in Athens, Greece.  Dr. G. is back to discuss his new use of the G-Nail and how it will benefit patients looking for an alternative to lengthening device with full-weight bearing capacity. Reach out to Dr. Giotikas: Website: https://www.athensbjr.com/ Email: info@athensbjr.com Contact Victor (host); www.cyborg4life.com
29:32
December 03, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 46 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 19 - PART I - Dr. Giotikas via Athens BJR
Today we're joined by Dr. Dimitrios Giotikas of Athens BJR in Athens, Greece.  Dr. G. is back to discuss his new use of the G-Nail and how it will benefit patients looking for an alternative to lengthening device with full-weight bearing capacity.    Reach out to Dr. Giotikas:  Website: https://www.athensbjr.com/ Email: info@athensbjr.com
32:19
December 03, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 45 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 18 - PART II - Mike "The PT" Russell & Dr. Debiparshad of The LimbplastX Institute in Las Vegas, NV - USA - LIVE Q&A
THIS IS PART II OF LL LIVE episode 18. Click here for PART I: https://anchor.fm/leglengthening%20/episodes/Leg-Lengthening-Podcast-Episode-45---Limb-Lengthening-LIVE-Episode-18---PART-I---Mike-The-PT-Russell--Dr--Debiparshad-of-The-LimbplastX-Institute-in-Las-Vegas--NV---USA---LIVE-QA-e1b3r6i Today we're joined by another roundtable of both - limb lengthening surgeon Dr. Kevin Debiparshad & physical therapist rehab expert - Mike Russell (DPT).  Bring your questions live and let's get the show on the road!  ____ Contact Dr. Mike Russell of Elevation PT: Website: https://mikethept.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_the_pt/ (@mike_the_pt) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elevation-Physical-Therapy-164350700243870/ Email: Mike@mikethept.com Here is a link to Mike's 2 week and 4 week post-op videos: 2 weeks:  https://youtu.be/cXwYDaMvGEc 4 weeks:  https://youtu.be/M0UQyqpgt4U Contact Dr. Debiparshad of LimbplastX: Website: https://www.limbplastx.com/ Email: info@limbplastx.com Contact Victor (host): www.cyborg4life.com
45:36
December 01, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 45 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 18 - PART I - Mike "The PT" Russell & Dr. Debiparshad of The LimbplastX Institute in Las Vegas, NV - USA - LIVE Q&A
Today we're joined by another roundtable of both - limb lengthening surgeon Dr. Kevin Debiparshad & physical therapist rehab expert - Mike Russell (DPT).  Bring your questions live and let's get the show on the road!  ____   Contact Dr. Mike Russell of Elevation PT:   Website: https://mikethept.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_the_pt/ (@mike_the_pt)  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elevation-Physical-Therapy-164350700243870/  Email: Mike@mikethept.com   Here is a link to Mike's 2 week and 4 week post-op videos:  2 weeks:  https://youtu.be/cXwYDaMvGEc   4 weeks:  https://youtu.be/M0UQyqpgt4U  Contact Dr. Debiparshad of LimbplastX:   Website: https://www.limbplastx.com/  Email: info@limbplastx.com Contact Victor (host): www.cyborg4life.com
45:24
December 01, 2021
Interview with Dr. Rozbruch on Osseointegration - HSS - NY, USA
In this special interview, the "Savior of Limbs" - Dr. Robert Rozbruch,  of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, USA - explains what Osseointegration is and how it's changing the game for amputee patients in need functional prosthetic limbs.   Dr. Rozbruch is one of the greatest of all time in limb lengthening, deformity reconstruction and now the field of osseointegration as he continues adding to his long list of happy patients...(and cyborgs).   If you are, or know of, an amputee patient who has an inefficient socket prosthetic and is need of a more advanced solution - reach out to consult with Dr. Rozbruch at HSS and see how he can help you.   Dr. Rozbruch Contact information:   Websites: https://limblengthening.com/osseointegration-overview/  https://www.hss.edu/LSARC  https://www.limblengthening.com  https://www.hss.edu/physicians_rozbruch-s.asp   https://www.instagram.com/limblengthening  https://www.hss.edu/limblengthening  https://www.hss.edu/condition-list_osseointegration.asp   Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/limblengtheningNYC  https://www.twitter.com/limblengthen  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-JL_X6ALjZXiXtcPkU9Ctg    Time-Stamps:  0:00 - Intro 1:00 - What is osseointegration 4:45 - Who’s a candidate for osseointegration  7:40 - How does improved proprioception affect post-op ambulation 11:45 - Mitigation of neuromas 19:00 - Preventing deep infection  23:00 - Limb lengthening before osseointegration  26:00 - Does insurance cover it 30:00 - Durability of the implant 32:50 - Progression of rehabilitation  39:45 - Why choose Dr. Rozbruch at HSS  41:20 - Bobby Menges Memorial HSS Limb Deformity Course
45:18
October 20, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 44 - Interview with Dr. Taylor Reif of LLCRS at Hospital for Special Surgery
In this special interview with Dr. Taylor Reif of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, NY - USA - we get to hear his take on multiple topics of limb lengthening as well as bone cancer as he's also a leading expert in orthopedic oncology.  Dr. Reif, is a world class orthopedic surgeon and partners with the great Dr. Rozbruch and Dr. Fragomen. His kind demeanor and "safety-first to remain healthy in the long run" mentality helps his patients know they're in the best possible care for their procedure.  We spoke on a variety of topics as shown in the time-stamps below... 2:00 - Dr. Reif’s interest in orthopedic disciplines 3:20 - What is bone cancer 4:50 - Does limb lengthening pose risk of cancer to patients 6:20 - Could Stryde nail corrosion cause cancer down the line 8:00 - Are taller patients after stature lengthening at risk of developing cancer 10:40 - Muscle imbalances due to LLD 12:20 - Cosmetic stature lengthening onboarding process 13:55 - Risk of pin-site infections due to external fixators 15:50 - Pros and cons of Contralateral cross lengthening 18:00 - Importance of physical therapy 19:50 - How to contact Dr. Reif for consultation 21:10 - Dr. Reif’s final words of advice to prospective patientsy
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September 25, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 43 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 10: LEON - Cosmetic Stature Lengthening Patient via LON
Today we're joined by Leon - a cosmetic limb lengthening patient who increased his height via LON. He is our first patient we had on who had an external fixator and so it will bring a unique and fresh perspective for patients researching the different methods. 0:00 - Intro 1:30 - Why Leon wanted to get LL done 6:00 - Getting ready to do the surgery 9:00 - Arriving at the surgery center  12:15 - Which bones he got lengthened 16:30 - When was surgery date 18:30 - No caretaker  19:00 - Father found out 21:30 - Pain management via LON femurs 23:50 - Infection due to pin-sites 28:00 - Removal of frame 35:00 - Bones not yet consolidated yet  37:00 - Which supplements  39:00 - Overall lengthening experience with LON 41:15 - Previous height pre surgery  42:30 - Pain phases during lengthening  43:00 Weight-bearing during LON 44:00 - Sleeping with LON 45:15 - Showering with LON 47:00 - Going out with fixators on
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September 18, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 42 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 9: Dr. Mahboubian of Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, CA - LIVE Q&A
It's been a long time but he's finally back! Dr. Shahab Mahboubian of Height Lengthening in Los Angeles, California is here to answer your questions on all things limb lengthening and deformity correction. Contact information for Dr. M for consultation:   1. Site: https://heightlengthening.com/  2. Email: info@heightlengthening.com  3. Follow on IG or TikTok: @heightlengthening  Time-Stamps:   0:00 - Intro  2:00 - LL Discrepancy muscle imbalances   4:00 - Femoral Acetabular Impingement before LL  5:15 - Will Tattoos get distorted due to lengthening   6:30 - Potential Long term LL complications  8:55 - Can you get LL with Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease  10:25 - When can you drive after LL surgery   11:30 - Potential short term LL complications  13:45 - Care Credit or other loans  15:00 - Mobility with Precice nails during lengthening; when to use a wheelchair vs walker   17:45 - Height threshold for limb lengthening   19:35 - Is LL possible after spine surgery   20:45 - Phases of LL - surgery-distraction-consolidation   22:15 - How to navigate the stairs during LL  23:30 - Rate of bone healing due to age  26:00 - When is the final checkup before farewell   27:45 - How will lengthening affect proportions   28:45 - Contralateral lengthening- one leg and then the other later on  30:05 - Regaining a normal walking gait after LL  31:10 - What pain medication is recommended and for how long  32:45 - Precice vs Stryde nail  35:10 - Thoughts on the LON technique #limblengthening #drmahboubian #heightlengthening
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September 10, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 41 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 8: Cosmetic Stature Lengthening Patient Height Journey (HJ)- LIVE Q&A
In Episode 8 of Limb Lengthening LIVE Q&A: An anonymous CLL patient by the username: Height Journey (HJ) joins to answer your questions on his stature lengthening experience. Check out his blog below:  https://heightjourney.wordpress.com/ 0:00 - Intro  2:10 - Overview of HJ’s LL surgery  3:45 - Is he satisfied with height gain 4:25 - Before and after picture 5:10 - Hiring a caretaker  6:00 - Transitioning with P2 nail 6:45 - His pain experience 9:00 - Sleep 10:00 - Consolidation phase 11:25 - Lengthening pain resolved  12:10 - Noticing the height difference  13:20 - Advice to other patients for non-weight bearing 16:30 - Passing time while lengthening 18:30 - Hackerman Patz accessibility  19:30 - Patient privacy at HP house 20:45 - Limited mobility issues 23:00 - Wheelchair  24:30 - When can you play Sports after lengthening  26:15 - Difference between P2 and Stryde  27:30 - Walker then crutches in consolidation  28:15 - Why not the full 8cm
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September 03, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 40 - Interview with Dr. Barry Bogin on Patterns of Human Growth; Social - Economic - Political - Emotional (SEPE)
For years people have thought genetics was the only factor that determined a person's height and physical growth...that is until now. For over 30 years, world renowned and leading expert on the patterns of human growth and development, Barry Bogin (PhD), has been researching the "hidden-truths" about growth. He focuses his 3rd rendition of his book "Patterns of Human Growth" on the concept of SEPE (social-economic-political-emotional) factors that strongly impact how tall you will grow and physical development. I personally bought and read the e-book - it's so informative on several aspects of human growth you'll even be able to relate your current height or body size to your own SEPE factors. If you want to deep-dive into Dr. Bogin's amazing work you can check-out his book using either link here:  PRINT: www.cambridge.org/9781108434485 E-Book: https://www.ebooks.com/en-gb/book/210128085/patterns-of-human-growth/barry-bogin/ Time-Stamps:  0:00 - Intro  3:30 - Dr. Bogin’s interest in human growth   8:00 - SEPE - social, economic, political, emotional affects human growth   10:45 - Seasonal growth   14:30 - Political and monetary effect on growth  17:00 - Factors that stunt  growth  18:30 - Life History Theory  23:00 - Importance of being mature prior to reproduction   25:20 - Population growth variations  28:15 - The more secure and hopeful kids are typically taller  31:00 - Height difference between school kids  32:15 - Dr. Bogin’s height  33:10 - Body proportions   35:35 - Bergman’s Rule on how temperature affects growth  40:10 - Parent-Child height; genes & SEPE
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August 22, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 39 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 6: Cosmetic Stature Lengthening Patient CLARK - LIVE Q&A
In Episode 6 of Limb Lengthening (LL) LIVE Q&A: An anonymous CLL patient joins to answer your questions on his stature lengthening experience. Time-Stamps -  0:00 - Intro  1:25 - Background & reason for getting LL  3:00 - Surgery details and lengthening goal  6:10 - Surgery prep & experience with P2 nail  9:15 - Managing pain levels  14:00 - Sleep  15:35 - Physical Therapy   18:15 - Nutrition   21:30 - Supplementation for LL  26:00 - Physical activities & hobbies  27:00 - Noticing new height   30:00 - Words of advice to future LL patients  34:45 - Items needed for LL  37:20 - Distraction schedule  39:00 - Paying for the procedure   40:30 - Eating enough to heal  42:30 - Different ways to manage pain  46:35 - What’s pain similar to  47:50 - Weight-bearing capacity of P2 nail  51:30 - Not doing tibias after femurs  52:20 - Listen to your doctor  54:20 - Getting back to sports & gym after LL  55:30 - Mindset for LL  57:20 - Going for the full 8cm or not  58:40 - Walking gait.  More Time-stamps on YouTube...
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August 20, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 38 - Limb Lengthening LIVE Episode 4: Cosmetic Stature Lengthening Patient - LIVE Q&A
In Episode 4 of Limb Lengthening (LL) LIVE Q&A: An anonymous CLL patient joins to answer your questions on his PRECICE 2.2 femur lengthening experience. _____  Timestamps:    0:00 – Chat Check   1:10 – Intro   2:15 – His pre-surgery and current height  3:00 – Where did he get surgery  3:50 – When he got surgery and how much length so far  4:10 – Recent sciatic nerve pain  6:00 – Where is he staying and does he use wheelchair  7:00 – Biggest pain during lengthening so far  9:30 – Frequency of Physical Therapy  10:30 – Walker or Crutches  12:30 – Current pain from bone and no pain meds   13:30 – Preparation pre-surgery  13:45 – Age  14:30 – Convincing family and having their support  15:30 – Epidural or General Anesthesia   15:50 – Ability to study during lengthening  17:10 – Which pain was the worse (bone, muscle, nerve, mental)  18:10 – What length triggered nerve pain the most  21:35 – Anterior Pelvic Tilt and to what degree  22:35 – Athleticism pre- and post-surgery expectations  23:30 – Supplements he takes  24:45 – Catheter or not  27:00 – Physical therapy interventions  27:50 – How soon to jog and jump  28:35 – Does he notice his new height so far  29:00 – Any knee pain  30:10 – Pain progression from surgery to current  34:35 – Will he go for the tibias in later on down the line   35:40 – IT band release and sensation from it now  37:00 – Proportions concerns  38:00 – Using shoe lifts after LL  40:00 – Did femurs for more height  41:25 – Advice for preparing for LL  43:20 – What’s hardest during lengthening (shower, toilet, sleeping etc.)  44:20 – CBD and Sleep  44:50 – Motivation to get LL done  46:00 – Cannabis and sleep  51:30 – Experience with height discrimination   54:30 – Effects on bone healing  55:20 – Lengthening Distraction Schedule  56:45 – Telling loved ones about new height  58:30 – Smoking vs. Vaping  59:20 – Height threshold of getting LL  1:00:10 – Telling future wife of LL  1:01:10 - Outro
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July 30, 2021
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
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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
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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
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July 09, 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/#/
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July 03, 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
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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
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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
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June 07, 2021
Leg Lengthening Podcast Episode 29: Interview with Dr. Betz - PART TWO
This is part two to Dr. Betz' interview. Enjoy!
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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/
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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/
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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 
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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February 09, 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 01, 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 09, 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 07, 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 07, 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 04, 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 01, 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 02, 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 07, 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 05, 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!)
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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
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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.
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February 15, 2020