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Have polio. Is it possible to correct the bone equality? Whom can I contact?

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My name is XXXXXXX;i am from guntur, I got affected with polio, now I am 27 yrs old. I am looking for cure, as per Guntur doctor’s certificate I am affected with 10%. Is it possible to correct my bone inequality? And whom can I contact? May I know the correct hospital name? And how many days it will take for total recover.
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Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 24 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
In the limbs affected by polio, usually there is a discrepancy in the limb length. The bone lengthening or bone shortening procedures are required for rehabilitation.
A physical examination is imperative to decide on what kind of procedure is needed according to the degree and type of deformity.
You can consult an Orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and the procedures needed.To find a good Orthopedic surgeon nearest to your place, we have patient written reviews for doctors in our listing, those can guide you for a better doctor. You can search for a doctor in your area at

The time taken for full recovery depends on the procedure adopted. Usually bone length is preserved which recovers in 6-8 weeks time. The time taken to regain the muscle strength is even longer and depends on the physical therapy.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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Follow-up: Have polio. Is it possible to correct the bone equality? Whom can I contact? 39 minutes later
Thank you for reply. This week I am looking to XXXXXXX doctors at BIRDS hospital, tirupati. Could you please suggest me how can I get a doctor appointment in BIRD to conduct all tests?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 26 minutes later

Thanks for writing again.
BIRDS hospital is a complete free (charity) hospital, running with TTD FUNDS. There is nothing like appointment for a patient. All the patients have to attend out patient clinics on all working days in the morning between 9 am - 12 noon. After getting out patient registration, a doctor will examine and investigate you. If he thinks you need a surgery ,he will admit you on same day or ask you to come on the specific date for admission and surgery. They will do all types of orthopedic surgeries,but mostly polio related surgeries. Good physiotherapy unit is there for rehabilitation work after surgery.
You can consult there for proper treatment.
Hope this answer is helpful.

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