2011 - Case History - Nantongo Robinah
|She is 12 yrs
old. She caught osteomyelitis at 5 years. It started with
swelling of the left thigh, then had too much pain. Was taken to
hospital but after 2 weeks on treatment resulted into an abscess
which was cut and drained.
days before surgery, and Robinah with Ilizarov frame
the severe infection caused shortening of the left femur, tibia
and fibula by 17cm.
|On April 17th,
2011, she was admitted at CoRSU for surgery where an Ilizarov
external fixator was put. Before lengthening the femur, they
want the bone to first unite because an x-ray shown a gap.
well on pain killers and antibiotics, on 28/4/2011 was
transferred to ACHERU where she is on daily dressing and
|She has hope
for a good future and has no complaint at the moment. We will
take her for a check x-ray after 6 weeks.
taken back to CORSU for review on 07/06/2011, X-ray was done and
showed mild callus formation.
given another appointment for review on 14/07/2011.
was taken on 14/07/2011 and it showed inadequate callus
|A shoe brace
with prosthesis was provided to help her put weight on the limb
to help the bone become stronger enough.