Hi everyone! As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the findings during my yearly post-tkr appointment was the fact that I needed to wear an external shoe lift. It turns out that my leg length discrepancy is greater than what was originally thought.
Three weeks after my total knee replacement, I was given a 1/4 inch wedge to put into my shoe since there was a slight discrepancy between the length of my two legs at the time I was going through PT. There were no measurements taken at the time, only an estimate. I thought that was great.
When I questioned my surgeon about it, he stated that there was no reconstruction nor realignment surgery done during my tkr surgery. The decreased lift amount must have been due to my leg just being straightened out when the bionic knee was put into place.
This was just the beginning of my journey of finding the correct shoe lift height or thickness. An ongoing learning lesson.
NOTE: The remaining post can be found in my upcoming book titled “My 45 Years Of Wearing A Shoe Lift”. Upcoming 2020 publishing date to be announced.
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