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March 2012 - Case History - Aper Gilbert
This boy is 15years old. He is a total orphan and he stays with his grandmother.
April  2011 - before extending of his limb July 2011
April 2011 - 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.
On admission; he had anaemia, malnutrition, chronic osteomyellis and a flexion contracture of the right knee joint.
The first surgery was done on 3/10/2010 for removal of the sequestrum and biopsy.
His 2nd surgery was done on 5/1/2011 to remove the sequestrum which had remained.
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.
Measurements 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 30/6/2011.
Update received 31/07/2011
Aper was admitted to Corsu on 30/05/2011 and X-ray was taken.
Knee athrodesis (with external fixater) done on 31/05 2011.
Analgesia and 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.
On 22/06/2011, patient fell off the veranda and fractured the tibia near the lower pins.
On 23/06/2011, he was admitted and X-ray showed periprothetic fracture right tibia.
External fixater augmentation was done on 24th/06/2011.
Post surgery
Analgesia, antibiotics were given and pin dressing done.
Patient was 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.
The limb discrepancy was measured and it was 11cm.
Patient awaits shoe raise being made from Katalemwa Cheshire home but happy.

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