- Case History - Aper Gilbert
|This boy is
15years old. He is a total orphan and he stays with his
- before extending of his limb, and then July 2011
|Was admitted on
9/9/2010 when visitors from N Ireland had gone for an outreach
in Gulu. He was picked up on the way back to Acheru because he
was coming from a village in Lira district.
he had anaemia, malnutrition, chronic osteomyellis and a flexion
contracture of the right knee joint.
surgery was done on 3/10/2010 for removal of the sequestrum and
|His 2nd surgery
was done on 5/1/2011 to remove the sequestrum which had
|The 3rd surgery
was done on 30/5/2011 where knee arthrodesis with external
fixiator was done to correct the flexion deformity of the right
knee which had resulted from an infection.
for a compensation shoe were taken; his limb is short by 15cm,
and we lengthen 1mm daily.
|He sees a
miracle in his life, very happy! He will be taken for review on
admitted to Corsu on 30/05/2011 and X-ray was taken.
(with external fixater) done on 31/05 2011.
antibiotics were given and lengthening of limb started. He was
discharged to ACHERU on 7/06/2011 to continue distraction 1mm
daily and wound dressing.
|Patient was to
be reviewed in two weeks time for clinical radiological control.
patient fell off the veranda and fractured the tibia near the
he was admitted and X-ray showed periprothetic fracture right
fixater augmentation was done on 24th/06/2011.
antibiotics were given and pin dressing done.
discharged to ACHERU to continue with physiotherapy, daily
distraction of 1mm; pin dressing, antibiotics and pain killers
were also given. Patient was taken back to CORSU for change of
lengthener because the previous one had become short.
discrepancy was measured and it was 11cm.
shoe raise being made from Katalemwa Cheshire home but happy.