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Old 09-13-2011, 08:34 AM
lxc lxc is offline
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Dear Dr. Tomaino:

Thank you very much for the information.

I did read the article and with the input you shared, I conclude that the surgical approach would have cosmetic effect only. My arms are not long and thin (more toward the opposite), so I hope that 'popeye' effect will not be that visible.

With respect to mentioned deformity, I do have a questions - you stated that there is a chance of popeye 'developing' - and I am wondering what did you mean by 'developing':
Will the deformity more likely get bigger as I'll go through physical therapy and the muscle goes through atrophy/alignment/'normal' use, or, will it stay about the same as now (about three weeks after the accident), or, will it get smaller? Are there any activity/physical therapy factors which may influence the outcome?

Thank you.
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