March 17, 2020

Part 26 (29 January 2018) - Complex Lower Leg injury with significant injury to the Knee joint and Extensor mechanism

Written by Dr Matija Krkovic

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Cement spacer war removed around 8 weeks ago and RIA bone graft from the right femur was used. As the micro samples showed bacterial growth patient was put on antibiotics for 6 weeks.
X-rays today show good progression although it is still a bit early.

Patient is mobilising unaided on shorter distanced with a stick for longer distances.
Leg looks clinically OK, no sign of infection.

Plan:

  1. Physio
  2. Weight bearing as tolerated
  3. Follow up in 3 months

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