A femoral tale as it continues to
Miranda Evans

Miranda has been a regular correspondent with yours truly and has recently sent me an e-mail (extract below)

Hello Slim,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother.
I hope everything goes well with your leg in Feb. let's hope they finally take the dreaded frame off once and for all (I have my fingers crossed for you).
I went to hospital today for x-rays and a checkup, I only go once every 6 weeks now it used to be every 4.
I was a bit disappointed the bone doesn't seem to have grown much since the last time I had an x-ray and my consultant seems to think that I have lost some of the bone density in the femur(bumma)
I have been taking loads and loads of calcium and other supplements just to try and make the bone grow faster.
I took some photos of my x-rays today there are a few good ones of the bone growing so I thought you might like to use them on your site, if you do let me know and I'll email them to you.
Thank's

Miranda
:-)

And so, never one to turn down more pictures for the site, like the Man from Del Monte, I said 'Yes'. So here they are.

X-ray taken at the start of the lengthening process

Start of lengthening process

Second series of x-rays.Notice the gap is now much bigger as distraction continues.

Notice increase in gap as stretching continues

3rd x-ray. Notice the appearance of growth when compared to the second x-ray [fuzzy area between bone ends].

The appearance of growth

The most recent x-ray. Note that growth is now clearly visible.

Growth is increasingly visible


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