Maybe for us it’s a dream that come true, but we have reached when patients of the United States come to Madrid, Spain to treat deformities of their feet. This has been achieved after many years working hard and being continuously formed.
Many people think that hospitals and doctors in United States are the best of the best. I just saw on a digital platform some conferences about treatment of neurologic foot deformities and truly I tell you the low level they have. Over the years we have shown that not always everything that is written in English, is the best. There are many medical disciplines in which they are far behind compared to Europe and to us in Spain. Especially in the surgical treatment of neurological feet.
This is the case of these brothers who have come from San Jose, California is the confirmation of what I mean. They were being treated in a hospital linked to the Stanford University, in Silicon Valley. First with conservative treatments that were useless and when they saw that these treatments did not give any results, they told to the parents the possibility of a feet surgery, in which only they would make a bones fusion. Of course, they did not speak at all about tendon transfers, stability and alignment of the feet. Therefore before the mediocre expectations that offered them, they contacted us after looking at several countries and came last December to operate them.
In the boy with with spina bifida we employ seven hours to reconstruct the right clubfoot, with an ulcer that we debridet and closed, in addition we corrected the tibial torsion, the foot and transfer tendons, to make the foot works. In his left foot that was in calcaneal position by paralysis of the calf muscles and a heel ulcer. We correct it by a reverse Lambrinudi operation and transfer of several muscles to the Achilles tendon, also we repaired a terrible claw toes and close the ulcer.
The girl, with congenital/teratogenic clubfoot, presented a very structured deformity, we get also correct with a Lambrinudi operation and transplantation of various tendons on the dorsum of the foot, so she can actively lift the foot when walk.
You see our little International Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Institute, in Madrid, Spain, is at the forefront of orthopedic foot surgery, innovating and not being afraid to make difficult and very complicated operations. We are proud that patients from United States choose us, to treat their foot problems.
I show this video so you can see as they walked patients before surgery and the testimony of the family before returning to California.
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