March 17, 2020

Part 15 (5 June 2016) - Complex Lower Leg injury with significant injury to the Knee joint and Extensor mechanism

Written by Dr Matija Krkovic

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One of the proximal wires broke and was removed today. The rest of the wires still solid and pin sites clean. Knee started to grind and made noises. Unfortunately something we expected.
CT scan confirmed good biological response on the fracture side but no clear union as yet. Regenerate is almost completely ossified. No other untoward signs.

CT scan - Coronal reconstruction

Plan:

  1. Continue with the treatment
  2. Frame will have to remain on the leg for another 6 months
  3. Will not remove part of the frame (might compromise stability)
  4. Further follow up 6-8 weeks

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