I'm new to the board but have been lurking for awhile, reading about
the Linx as its something I've been considering. Thank you for your journal, it's very helpful to those of us who are interested in possibly having a Linx.
I was very shocked to read your post, what an awful situation for you to be in. I really hope that they find an acceptable solution for you. Hopefully the issue was that the surgeon placed it incorrectly, as at least that way presumably a replacement Linx fitted by another surgeon - who is very experienced with Linx - would fix the problem. Will they be able to determine what actually happened?
I think it's a very good idea to consult experts within the field for advice. Would it be worth contacting Dr Luigi Bonavina in Italy? He's extremely experienced with Linx, hasn't he performed it on 100+ people?
Also perhaps Dr De Meester might be worth contacting, he was a key advisor in the development of the Linx device and presented a speech at a Torax conference, on how to implant it correctly.
Lastly, would it be worth contacting Torax directly?
I really hope you get some answers, please let us know how you get on.
Post Edited (Greta_Garbo) : 1/20/2014 12:46:06 PM (GMT-7)