I had a resection osteomtomy performed at Buffalo General hospital by Dr. Edward Simmons back in 1996, and it gave me back a life I thought gone. Thanks to the procedure and the rods put in place I felt truly liberated after a long recovery. Being more upright meant putting pressure on atrophied muscle, so I initially had a difficult time. But not a day passes when I'm grateful for overcoming the fear I felt before undergoing the procedure. If you have any questions I will gladly field them.