I just so happened to watch The Doctors tv show today, and they did another story on Brachymetatarsia. This is the show that did the story about the doctor in California who came up with a newer way to do implants for one stage brachy surgery. Today’s story showed a young woman who has brachy on both of her feet, fourth toes, and she did the ex-fix surgery. It is really exciting that this is coming out in the open more and more, because just like our blogs are doing, making this information available can be invaluable to someone suffering with it.
This doctor did surgery on both of her feet at the same time, and it had been just a week after her surgery, so she didn’t have any information to give regarding the pain or difficulties of the process, although her doctor did mention that she would have to be very dedicated and involved in the “2 month process”. As we all know, the whole process takes much more than two months, and I believe he meant that the two months was just the distraction and waiting period, but the show did not go into great detail as this was just one small part of the entire episode. They didn’t even mention how she would get around for the two months with two external fixators in her feet. However, I won’t complain about this. I know that anyone who has this who may have caught the show got a lot of info that they need to start their research, and that is what is important. I find this very exciting and encouraging. One other thing that her doctor mentioned was something that I have believed for some time now, that brachy is not that uncommon, but it is not seen very often because people hide it! We all could probably have guessed that, right?
You can watch if you like, I’ll add the link under Brachy videos on the side bar menu. Look for Bone Stretching Surgery and Bone Stretching Fix for Deformed Feet on the website. The episode was from today, October 17, 2012.
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