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    Flatfoot Reconstruction

    Since 2008 I had been suffering from severe and disabling left ankle pain that markedly limited my ability to walk or even stand up for a few minutes. We visited Cairo, Egypt along with my friends, but sad to state that I looked at the Pyramids only from the car.

    I was becoming sad, depressed and taking many tablets of Tylenol or Nonsteroidals. A pain specialist, when consulted advised me to go on narcotic pain killers that included a patch for daily use. Her recommendation was to increase the dose of pain killers as needed.

    It was then my husband, a physician, identified Dr. Jonathan Deland as an outstanding orthopedician with special expertise in surgical treatment of ankle injuries at Hospital for special Surgery.

    Our choice of Dr. Deland and the hospital was well rewarded. Dr. Deland was very professional, kind and caring. Many refuse to believe, that a nine hour surgery was needed to reconstruct my badly deformed ankle with many nails and bolts. Despite being away on vacation, Dr Deland, everyday called me on phone enquiring about my progress. Hospital for Special Surgery is special to us. Everyone at the hospital deserves praise.

    After a long post operative rehabilitation I became almost normal with absolutely no need now to take any pain killers. I am able to do all my daily activities with enthusiasm. Importantly, I am pleased to state that I am able to enjoy the company of my grandchildren without any constant pain. I believe I have gained back a few years of my life. Thanks to DR Deland and coworkers.

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