SENIOR FORUM ADVISOR
Senior Forum Advisor
- Mar 8, 2017
- United States
A distal fixation? But your fracture is in the proximal section. That makes no sense to me at all.his stand-in thinks this is fine and would not expect to see anything to speak of until about the twenty week mark. The PA in the office texted my ortho who said he is not concerned either as he plans to do a distal fixation.
I would strongly suggest that if you do have a non-union - and it seems like you have - then you shouldn't be doing anything like that anyway.My concerns are that the extra length to clear the present fractures (9 inches) will serve as a lever putting more lateral force on the bones with my present activities – namely holding up the motorcycle
Any metaware next to the bone causes weakening - it's called stress shielding. Read this How does bone grow - stress sheildingwill this lead to thinning of that bone segment?
That really is impossible to be able to predict, my friend.If a somewhat proximal fixation is possible after healing would this be the better choice to approximate the level of activity I had before?
Oh no. ABX spacers have no effects like that.Could the antibiotic spacer delay the healing of the bone