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Have polio-affected leg. Any surgery to improve legs?

hi i am 22 yrs old my left leg is affected by polio from 1 yr old . Due to this its gets thinner and shorter by 4 to 5 inches.But i am able to do anything what anormal boy can do.I can walk ,run ,etc. My leg is not suited with any shoes. is this any surgery or treatment to improve (gets thickness comparable of both legs and strengthning)? if yes then at what extent?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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There are limb lengthening and other limb shortening procedures available for polio affected limbs but the procedure is chosen depending on the disability of the patient.
The muscle volume is difficult to regain however a cosmetic surgery might help you.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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