Seven months after his surgery, this patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth after operating his feet, can going down stairs without problem. Already at 5 months he had regained his ability to walk normally, wearing normal shoes. When I enter Facebook sheets that deal with this disease, it does not cease to amaze me that in the XXI century. There are still patients who boast of the anti-equine splints they wear. There are also many testimonies of patients operated with 3 and 4 surgeries in each foot, que , who frustrated comment on the poor results they have obtained after so many failed surgeries.
Our patient had already had a couple of failed done surgeries, before to come to the IICOP clinic, which in time had not repaired the deformities but that they had worsened. Which made it even more difficult for them to walk in adulthood. He walked with great difficulty, suffered frequent falls from the instability produced by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth and of course he could not go down stairs.
These surgeries that had been done to him, such as those mentioned by other people on Facebook, fail because they apply techniques that do not correct the deformities of the feet. Moreover, because they do not follow principles of reconstruction of the neurological feet and there is failure. When they no longer know what to do, they finally fix the ankle, which makes the patient walk even worse.
We at the IICOP have been operating neurological patients for many years and the results support us. Stabilize the feet, align and transfer muscles to balance the functioning of these in the feet or even the legs. In this case that I bring you also had to make a cut in the tibia and fibula to turn these bones, since they were also deformed. The most important thing is that we can correct the deformity with a single surgery and that the foot never deform again.
Now you can see the video, going down stairs of this patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth after operating his feet and correct both tibias, normally without insecurity and with confidence that he is not going to fall. He is happy for his new life, but we are proud to be able to return these patients to have a normal life.