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Old 04-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Smile Arthroereisis in 9 years old kid?

Hi,

Has anyone had the arthroereisis implant put in for a kid 9 years old. What was your experience and the long term outcome ?

The insurance considers the procedure invetigational and will not cover the expenses .

Thank you for sharing your experience if you or your kid had that procedure done !

 
Old 04-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Arthroereisis in 9 years old kid?

I have not personally had the procedure yet, but am looking into it for myself. I experience a lot of pain because my feet are misaligned, especially when I run. I know 2 fellow athletes, and my friend's child who was 11 that had this done. They are all very pleased with the results and no longer feel any pain.

I think it also depends on the implant that they use. There are a lot out there so I have had to do a lot of research. I know the 11 year old had a hyprocure implant put in and was walking normally 2 weeks after the surgery. She no longer has pain when she walks or stands for a long time.

After looking into the procedure for myself I have an appointment to go see a surgeon who specializes in the hyprocure implant. They have the most research out there with good results and lower removal rates. I heard that some insurances do cover it as well. It just depends on your carrier and your surgeon.

I hope this helps and I am looking forward to finding out more after I meet with the doctor. If this can help that would be amazing.

 
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Re: Arthroereisis in 9 years old kid?

I heard it works better on small children not as successful with adults . My surgeon indicated that in 20% of the cases they have to remove it but by that time the foot should be realigned . I don't know the type of implant he is planning to use but he is a very well know and published surgeon with a lot of experience in Baltimore area. I am glad to hear that for your fellow athletes and kid's friend, it worked .Where are you located ? Keep me posted after you visit the surgeon.

 
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