There is no clear or good evidence how to manage severely injured limb in patients who are already retired. As the amputation brings significantly increased energy demand, on the other hand reconstruction exposes them to significantly increased risk of surgical and non surgical complications.
Two questions remain:
In this blog I will be presenting a treatment of a retired patient with a significant soft tissue injury and critical bone defect with the destruction of distal tibial articular surface.
Mr Matija Krkovic, MD, PhD
I am Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with special interest in Limb reconstructions and bone infections.