It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cerebral Palsy Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2
yaelchai HB User
Has anyone had a De-rotational Osteotomy?

My 10 year old daughter just had this operation. I would like to get in touch with others who have had this surgery and find out about others' experiences.

Thank you!
Yael

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 04:43 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 153
KarimsMUM HB User
Re: Has anyone had a De-rotational Osteotomy?

Hi Yael,
My son had this on both his femurs last year. The surgery is different for everyone depending on what is being done at the same time eg tendon release.
For us it was a major improvement and he was back to normal ++ within 6 months. We noticed a huge differencein his gait and his strength and was able to do a lot more physio wise post surgery. Feel free to ask any questions!

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plano TX Collin
Posts: 1
Maryjenna HB User
Re: Has anyone had a De-rotational Osteotomy?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarimsMUM View Post
Hi Yael,
My son had this on both his femurs last year. The surgery is different for everyone depending on what is being done at the same time eg tendon release.
For us it was a major improvement and he was back to normal ++ within 6 months. We noticed a huge differencein his gait and his strength and was able to do a lot more physio wise post surgery. Feel free to ask any questions!
We are thinking about this for our daughter who is 12. Any thought?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 153
KarimsMUM HB User
Re: Has anyone had a De-rotational Osteotomy?

I found it hugely beneficial, I would say that with this surgery, it is better to do it before she gets too much older. They have a period of 6 weeks post surgery where there is no weight bearing at all. So lifting is a huge consideration. Everyone recovers differently but my son coped quite well and after returning home from hospital, was only on pain meds for a week, just over the counter stuff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2
yaelchai HB User
Re: Has anyone had a De-rotational Osteotomy?

Our daughter (10.5 years old) had the de-rotation of both femurs and both tibias on June 7, 2012. She spent 3.5 months inpatient for rehabilitation and is now getting intensive therapy 2 days a week at the same hospital. It has not been an easy road. HOWEVER, I would do it again without hesitation. She is walking straight (she had toed in drastically) and steadily. She still needs to improve her speed and balance, but we have been told that the maximum results are seen one year after the operation, so she is still improving.
Yael

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Tags
cerebral palsy, surgery recovery



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Baclofen
Botox
Diclofenac
Neurontin Prevacid
  Potassium
Tegretol
Tylenol
Valium
Zanaflex




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



KimmieDee10 (11), yankeegirl (10), Spookysmommy (4), akiva (3), WMCR2001 (2), vermontcp (2), Basswife (2), whitesugar (2), Potsy (2), angelcom34 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1007), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (851), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:56 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!