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    Bradley is offline Senior Member
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    Default Miserable malignment treatments

    I have been diagnosed with what is essentially miserable malalignment.

    I have 3-4 degreesof varus (I think varus, rather than valgus) in both tibias, as well as a rotational deformity of about 8 degrees in my right tibia.

    I've been seeing doctors for 10 years, 20 of them, and probably that many physical therapists as well, and it took that many to get that diagnosis.

    So what's my question?

    The last doctor I saw in person recommended surgery, and he's the one who diagnosed the deformities. He's Dr. Sanders in Houston Texas.

    My concern is, I have no idea if surgery will resolve my issues, and surgeons, Dr. Sanders and others don't seem able to give me any confidence that it will.

    I have no idea how to approach this, and surgeons don't seem helpful. I don't know if physical therapists know enough to evaluate me either, given the diagnosis.

    How do I find out if the deformity is the source of my problems, and how do I find out if surgery will fix it?

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    Eoin Kenny is offline Senior Member
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    Oh my god I wish I could help, but I would personally just listen to the doctors if it's something physical like miserable malalignment. You must really be having some doubts though, which I understand, you're not sure that's what it is? If they don't sound sure themselves maybe you should go see a physical therapist then?

    Just be careful and explore every option before making a decision, good luck.



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    Paul Britt, RKC is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I have been diagnosed with what is essentially miserable malalignment.

    I have 3-4 degreesof varus (I think varus, rather than valgus) in both tibias, as well as a rotational deformity of about 8 degrees in my right tibia.

    I've been seeing doctors for 10 years, 20 of them, and probably that many physical therapists as well, and it took that many to get that diagnosis.

    So what's my question?

    The last doctor I saw in person recommended surgery, and he's the one who diagnosed the deformities. He's Dr. Sanders in Houston Texas.

    My concern is, I have no idea if surgery will resolve my issues, and surgeons, Dr. Sanders and others don't seem able to give me any confidence that it will.

    I have no idea how to approach this, and surgeons don't seem helpful. I don't know if physical therapists know enough to evaluate me either, given the diagnosis.

    How do I find out if the deformity is the source of my problems, and how do I find out if surgery will fix it?
    I would find a Chiropractor that specializes in extremities before going any further. Dr. Mark Charrette can point you in the right direction. He can be found by the great google.

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