- Case History - Zulaika Bbaale
|She is 10yrs
and was in primary two. She stays with an auntie who doesnt
know her medical history but took her over at 5 years of age
with the deformity.
before surgery (2009), with her 1st fixator removed and after
her 2nd surgery
|She has both
parents though they give fishing the 1st priority to treating
|They have a
family of 5 siblings.
learnt about ACHERU through a neighbour whose son was treated at
|She has severe
Blounts disease affecting both tibia bones. Because of the
bowing, she had reached an extent of crawling because as her
knee joints had become weaker, she could fall whenever she tried
|On 11th March
2011, corrective osteotomy and hoffluman external fixator was
done on the left Tibia.
|She spent 14
days at CoRSU for Surgery, treatment & physiotherapy.
continuing with daily dressing, physiotherapy & treatment at
|She has to go
for an Xray after 6 weeks. She still has a long way to go; the
second leg is not yet worked on.
received in June 2011
|She has been on
a fixator for 3 months (from 17/3/2011 16/6/2011).
|It was removed
after an Xray was taken and the correction was perfect. She is
now on daily dressing, pain killers and antibiotics. She is to
be reviewed in 3 weeks and be booked for surgery of the right
limb. She is happy and has already experienced an improvement.
admitted on 10th July to CoRSU so that the right leg would be
osteotomy was done on 11th July with an external fixator. She
was given pain killers and antibiotics, then on 14/7/2011 she
was discharged to ACHERU.
|On 15th July,
the girl was vomiting; a blood slide was taken and she was found
to have Malaria. She was given anti-malarials and she is now in