Thanks from patients
March/2014: Mrs. Paola Cairo writes from Italy per email:
I'm Paola and I was surgery by Dr. Vitek in 2009 and all is very good.
For many friends of mine, I would know if Dr. Vitek works also in Italy or in Luxembourg.
Thanks a lot for your reply
GSM: (+352)691 720496
Skype ID: paola.cairo
Now I can enjoy life again
Mrs Berghild Siedl copied the x-rays of her operated feet into a picture postcard of a winter wonderland.
Now I can enjoy life again. Thank you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014 to you and your team.
Result of the correction of the foot of the patient.
Left: Before surgery.
Right: After surgery.
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Own composed champagne label
Ms G.F.K. has taken the trouble to design a champagne bottle label: Besides radiographs of her feet before and after the surgery she has also included a picture of me.
The text reads:
Dear Dr. Prim. Prof. Michael Vitek, a big thank you for the technically competent and compassionate "restoration" of both my feet.
Duck feet no more
Ms M.J. writes:
Duck feet no more.
With a sincere thank you for the accomplished work of art on my feet.
....... for the friendly and competent support on the phone.
The Feet of Ms. M.J. left before surgery and right after the surgery.
Ms. Maria Hintermayer writes:
"I am a once bitten by bunion surgery and the resulting, pronounced deformation of the foot. Then in my desperation I had the good fortune of getting into the hands of Prof. Dr. Vitek, one very competent in this area. After a very detailed and comprehensive briefing the operation was carried out accurately and painlessly. Even then I had no problems at all. Now already 4 weeks have passed and I already wear normal shoes. I'm very, very happy!"
Left: Mrs. Maria Hintermayers feet after a highly unsuccessful forefoot surgery elsewhere.
Middle: 4 weeks after our repair operation, wearing normal shoes is already possible.
Right: After 3 months, fully functional and beautiful feet, high heels can be worn.
Mr. Karl H. says: " What have you done to me? "
Mr. Karl H rushes in at a very fast pace into the ordination. 6 months ago we gave him a cementless endoprosthesis of the ankle (artificial ankle), after a massive osteoarthritis ( joint destruction by wear a fracture) had made walking increasingly painful and arduous.
Mr. H. Says,
"What have you done to me? Madness! The physical therapists and all others in the therapy were enthusiastic about my surgery. They have not seen anything like this before, and how fast I could walk again, and how easily I can move my joint. All this, moreover, considering the destruction that I had before! Unbelievable, I 'm excited. It is wonderful to be able to walk without pain again."
Left : Severe destruction of the ankle joint with complete wear of the sliding layer (cartilage ) and massive deposits of bone in the form of bars and spurs. Unrounding and partial dislocation of the talus. No more mobility in the ankle and strong pain during rest and stress.
Center and right: replacement of the sliding surfaces by an endoprosthesis .
Almost free and balanced mobility of the upper ankle 6 months after surgery. Completely normal walking is possible since 3 months.
Ingrid Niederschick writes via e-mail from Salzburg :
Dear Mr . Dr. Vitek !
Over 2 years ago I was in the best hands when i came to you ( hallux surgery - both Feet !) Thank you again! I can finally wear open shoes and am very happy !
Now I turn to you with another problem :
I have huge pain in the right cervical region and on the right clavicle a " sort of ganglion". Ultrasound and MRI were performed , and I already have quite a number of physiotherapy appointments behind me ...
Who should I contact? Do you have any advice for me ?
Left: The feet of Ms. Niederschick were operated elsewhere several times without any success. The previous operations led to almost grotesque toe deformities with massive reductions and variations and a " functional amputation " of the II and III toe.
Right: After straightening of the big toe , extension , and straightening of the toes II and III and shortening and straightening of the IV toe, the result is cosmetically and functionally to the satisfaction of the patient, and permanent.
Brigitta Roenig from Vienna writes via e-mail . I operated her bunions on both feet in a meeting about 4 years ago :
Dear Dr. Vitek ,
I have spoken with a friend over the hallux surgery and also had a look at your HP . I am very pleased that the ordination video of me is still there :)
I'm doing hallux-wise - and otherwise - still great! The feet have not changed again, it never hurts and I can wear all the fancy high-heels ! To you I'm eternally grateful!
All the best ,
Ms Roenig's feet can be admired in the video on the website www.knieprobleme.at
Finally pain-free walking
Ms I.G. from Laa an der Thaya had a solidly permeated splay and could barely walk , regardless of which shoes she used. Her beloved hiking was not thinkable.
The deviation of the big toe did not bother as much as the painful callus with ulcer on the sole of the foot.
We corrected the forefoot, put her toes in a row and relieved the permeated splay. The callus and the ulcer disappeared after surgery and did not come back.
Ms I.G. sends a thank you-postcard from the Lienz Dolomites, where she spent a holiday hiking 6 months after surgery.
It is a blessing to be able to walk again without any pain. Thank you! Warm holiday greetings !
I.G. from Laa / Thaya
surgery on 8.Jan.13