Feedback from our patients

I was born in Mexico City and I am currently a 17 year-old student graduating from high school. I was born with a congenital birth defect. My left leg was slightly shorter than my right leg. My parents sought help immediately after they noticed there was something wrong with me. After doing their research, I was operated for the first time here in Mexico City. Unfortunately, due to medical negligence, my ankle was disfigured and my growth cartilage was harmed to the point of making it impossible for my left leg to grow at the same rate as my right one.

Mexico City, Mexico

Tibial Hemimelia

My name is Rosana and I follow Dr. Paley all the way from Venezuela. Why you should ask? I was involved in a car accident in 2001. I suffered multiple fractures and I nearly lost my life. Fortunately I was able to overcome the most serious injuries, but I was left with a problem in the left femur, which brought me 8 years of agony, multiple failed surgeries, and a fracture that wouldn’t heal. My left leg was shorter than the other (5 cm) and the femur was bent as a result of all the failed interventions.

Venezuela, South America

Growth Arrest

While I was busy praying for my daughter’s miracle healing, I wasn’t prepared for ALL the ways that God would answer that prayer…silly me! From the moment we knew there was a problem in the womb, we began praying that God would instantly and miraculously heal our baby girl; and for part of her original diagnosis, He did. I am convinced that one test result stated there was a missing portion of the sixth chromosome and the next test result revealed a completely different outcome. But at the same time, God also chose not to heal her foot or leg and so began the journey of wanting, waiting and discerning.

Accra, Ghana

Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia

While I was busy praying for my daughter’s miracle healing, I wasn’t prepared for ALL the ways that God would answer that prayer…silly me! From the moment we knew there was a problem in the womb, we began praying that God would instantly and miraculously heal our baby girl; and for part of her original diagnosis, He did. I am convinced that one test result stated there was a missing portion of the sixth chromosome and the next test result revealed a completely different outcome. But at the same time, God also chose not to heal her foot or leg and so began the journey of wanting, waiting and discerning.

Tequesta, Florida, United States

Fibular Hemimelia

I am Shahram from Iran. My second daughter was born in third of January 2008, with congenital anomalies, Fibular Hemimelia, and the third day after birth I took Nazanin for an examination and consultation to orthopedic specialist in our hometown (Urmia). At the first examination, one of the doctors said the only remedy is amputation. I returned home with great sadness, but I did not disappoint. Then we went to Tehran and during 9 months we consulted about 27 orthopedic specialists and subspecialists. Most of them offered amputation, some of them said we cannot work currently, after 4 years let’s see what can be done.

Venezuela

Fibular Hemimelia

I am Shahram from Iran. My second daughter was born in third of January 2008, with congenital anomalies, Fibular Hemimelia, and the third day after birth I took Nazanin for an examination and consultation to orthopedic specialist in our hometown (Urmia). At the first examination, one of the doctors said the only remedy is amputation. I returned home with great sadness, but I did not disappoint. Then we went to Tehran and during 9 months we consulted about 27 orthopedic specialists and subspecialists. Most of them offered amputation, some of them said we cannot work currently, after 4 years let’s see what can be done.

Achondroplasia

I am Shahram from Iran. My second daughter was born in third of January 2008, with congenital anomalies, Fibular Hemimelia, and the third day after birth I took Nazanin for an examination and consultation to orthopedic specialist in our hometown (Urmia). At the first examination, one of the doctors said the only remedy is amputation. I returned home with great sadness, but I did not disappoint. Then we went to Tehran and during 9 months we consulted about 27 orthopedic specialists and subspecialists. Most of them offered amputation, some of them said we cannot work currently, after 4 years let’s see what can be done.

Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Fibular Hemimelia

Our son Sean was born in March 2004. His right femur hadn’t grown. The only options given to us in Ireland, and indeed by many doctors in the E.U, were to amputate his right foot and/or rotate his right leg.

No one told us about limb lengthening.

We researched ourselves and thank God every day that we found Dr. Paley.

Ireland

Congenital Femoral Deficiency

Maja was born March 23, 2014 (40th week of pregnancy) with Tibial Hemimelia. Maja was born with right tibial hemimelia with a completely dislocated patella, total tibial aplasia, duplication of femoral condyle, dislocated foot and ankle in equinovarus, and two-toed foot. The other leg is completely normal. We knew of the birth defect since early in pregnancy.

Lublin, Poland

Tibial Hemimelila