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Can surgery improves polio condition?

i m 32 yrs, man. i m working in a desk job. i hv polio in my right leg, which is weak n 3 inchs shorter than left leg. Can u suggest if some surgery can improve my condition.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Mar 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Definitely, there are various corrective surgeries for this condition. But unfortunately, there is little that can be done about the polio paralysis/weakness.

Orthopedician will be able to offer you limb lengthening surgeries.

Answered: Tue, 16 Mar 2010
  Anonymous's Response

thanks, pls suggest what surgerys can be done n what r pros and cons of surgery.

Answered: Tue, 16 Mar 2010
  Anonymous's Response

So your problem is that your affected leg is short? For this you may be offered a limb lenghtening surgery, wherin the leg bone will be fractured pulled a little apart & secured till bone grows into the defect. But Im not sure if this would be offered for a paralytic leg. It all depends on the Doctors assesment. All the best.

Answered: Thu, 18 Mar 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Along with this, tendon lengthening and nerve grafting may prove useful.

Answered: Thu, 18 Mar 2010
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