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Stunted leg growth

My son is 5 years out from surgery. He is 17 and is one leg has not developed correctly. It is an inch shorter, very little feeling and no muscle tone. They are saying it’s from the nerve damage prior to his surgery. We only found out that he had Chiat because he ended up with his toes all dropping on that leg. Has anyone else heard of this and had any success in correcting it. Thanks

Did he have synrixs in his spine. My son has Chiari and the neuro said that he would not operate on a my son unless he had syrnixs as this puts pressure on the nerves in the spine and it can stop growth or damage the nerve endings