Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Have fracture, plate and screw broke. Weak bone removed. Grafting, cage apparatus. What is the process of bone healing?

6th surgery after motor bike accident. Intensive surgery on both legs. This week surgery was done on right leg after plate & screw broke. Bone apparently fractured . Weak bone removed. Grafting was to take place and " cage apparatus" with 14 pins installed! Surgeon is on holidays. Can' t get any answers. No grafting done for now. We r told later. Pain is intense. We were told "he would walk out of hospital"? Susceptible to infection, open wounds 2 pin areas have huge gash which may have happened when he was told to weight-bare. What is prognosis of bone healing at this point? Very distressing.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  26
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, as you describe it appears that you have osteoporosis, defeciency of vit D, anemia, or diabetis.
I advise you to consult another orthopedic surgeon for openion, there appears to be an infection of the bone.
You may need to have culture and sensitivity of the discharge from the infection, and treat accordingly , along with the correction of the underlying cause. Then any attempt should be made to correct the deformity.
Thank you.
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor