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Has anyone had external fixators on both legs?
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:46:19 PM »
Just that really. I had my first tailor spacial frame fitted on the 26th April and am currently half way through untwisting my tibia (I have bilateral external tibial torsion). The consultant wants to do the other leg in a few weeks but I'm a bit worried I'm going to lose all my mobility and independence if I do. I had a long chat with the frames nurse the other day and she said it's either 50% difficult for longer or say 80% difficult for less time and I can see it from both sides. I'm back at work part time but imagine I will be off a lot longer after having the second one done, but equally I'm already starting to struggle with not being able to drive and go where I want to when I want to. Just wondered if anyone had been through it themselves?