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Unnoticed fracture during childhood, operated with steel rod, now rod has broken, advised bone grafting. Will it help?

Dear Doc. My niece had a very small and almost unnoticable fracture t the age of one. it went unnoticed for a year or so. the fracture gap increased and she could not walk. She is sisteen now. Doc. operated and put a steel road. she could walk with the support, but now the situation is worse, steel road is broken. Doc. suggested bone crafting - illizaro. can you tell me whether it will be useful or not ? will it work, as Doc said bone will grow. please guide me
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.Your niece had a fracture which was noticed and was treated later on with nail fixing Unfortunately it did not unite and now the gap has increased and the nail is broken Still there are very good chances of full recovery and union of the fractured bone with bone grafting and lIlizarao technique.So please go ahead and get it done at earliest.
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