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Re: Reply to Patti's reply

Posted by Barbara2 on 1/29/99 at 00:00 (004143)

Thanks for your input, my DR. didn't mention anything about cure rate, although she gave me a study done by the DR who pioneered this procedure. It was a study of 652 surgerys. Approx. 75% were successful (altho they didn't give a criteria for success).
According to this study, complications in the other 25% were for the most part taken care of by various further treatments.
Podiatrist IS a doctor. They do the same pre-med as other doctors and then specialize.
I'm prob'ly 3 months out for surgery, I have to wait until the HMO schedules it.
I really appreciate you keeping me posted. Good luck!