Re: Anyone had a phenol block?
Hi there, my girl had a phenol block done when she had her adductor release 14mths ago. I had my worries after researching it on the internet but the doc allayed my fears explaining that they no longer use the same strengths as they did years ago (that caused all the problems), and that they were much longer lasting than botox. I also researched my Orthopedic surgeon and found that he was one of the leading surgeons in the world and the pioneer of introducing botox in Australia. This was also a great relief.
I was very worried after her broomstick plaster came off because her legs were so floppy but they gradually got some strength back and she's come such a long way since having it done. I have noticed that she is starting to get a bit tight in her adductors again though and they did tell me they would repair themselves and tighten up again and that she'd probably need the porcedure again in the future. The walking frame she uses (David Hart Walker) keeps her feets apart and her gait as normal as possible luckilly.