The New Ilizarov Picture Gallery Page 2
This is the second page of the updated website gallery circa January 2006 and includes photographs submitted from that date. My thanks to all who provided these pictures and inclusions.
Teri Paulsen from Houston wrote to me and included her story and photos. . Her photos and documents are downloads (In the columns to the right) in PDF and .DOC format. Click the View-It icon to read/download the files. Adobe Acrobat reader is required for the PDF files get it HERE
Surgery July 2005 - the commentary was for people who had never even heard of an external fixator
Progression of straightening my leg
Just wrote to express my appreciation! I just found your site even
though I've had the Ilizarov since July 18th of this year - attached.
My tibia and fibula were 21 degrees crooked due to a DOCTOR'S MISTAKE
in taking out an old rod that ran down the length of my tibia. I'll
also attach my photos and story. I wish I would have found your site
sooner! One comment I'd like to make is that I wrote out my
"story" very early on in this process and copied onto a
half sheet of paper...then I put the "Frequently Asked
Questions" on the back. This way, when I go out, when someone is
aghast (as you know they usually are) and asked what happened, I can
just hand them the sheet of paper with a smile and "thanks for
asking!" and continue on my way without being rude..this has
also provided me with bad publicity for the doctor who injured me
(removed for legal reasons) as well as the doctor who fixed me (The
wonderful Kevin Coupe, The Woodlands, TX).
The half page letter I pass out on the "story" of what happened to my leg
The FAQ's on the back of the "story page" I pass out - I've handed out over 600 of them now and it's November...
It seems that PDF files are the thing right now as I have another of some excellent x-rays sent to me by J. Daniel Baker from the USA.
As well as his xrays and his story he's kindly offered to allow is e-mail address on the site for anyone to e-mail him with questions or comments. So to mail Daniel click the link MAIL TO J.DANIEL BAKER
Hello, a friend showed me the link to your website and Ive
been reading your hospital stories. I was in a car accident on Sept.
28th, 2005 and had an ilizarov external fixator (Taylor Spatial
Frame; Smith & Nephew) applied on Oct. 17th 2005 after spending 3
weeks or so in traction. I can relate to almost everything you
mention about your experience and just wanted to let you know
its nice to see that Im not the only one who has gone
through this. Not that Im glad you went through it, but you
know what Im saying. Ive attached my x-rays in case you
want to see them.
J. Daniel Baker
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