Friday, January 17, 2014

Experience of an Orthopaedic Surgery Involving Implants

My brother-in-law was heavily injured in a bus accident last year. With critical condition, he was rushed to the hospital by emergency services and we came to know this from the call of the hospital. The hospital performed preliminary tests and confirmed that he had multiple fractures. The fracture was severe and hence it needed grafts. The doctor said that metal plates were to be embedded so fix the bones.

We were explained that the implants that would be needed included Angled Blade Plates, Condylar Buttress Plate, Emergency Screw, and Modular Bipolar hip prosthesis. The Angled Blade Plates would be needed to fix his broken femur. The doctor explained to us that this implant will compress the fracture site, enabling the fracture to heal properly. Since he had major fracture, we knew that these implants were the only way to save him.

Angled Blade Plates
Also, he needed a Modular Bipolar http://www.orthopedic-implants.com/modular-bipolar.html hip prosthesis. In a nutshell, he needed a hip replacement surgery. Also, the Condylar Buttress Plate was used on his other leg to fix the fractures. These implants were fixed to the bones using screws. Also, in his case, to fix the implants, Emergency Screws were needed. As the doctors’ told us, the screws were a bit thicker than the conventional screws used in several surgeries. This is because, the conventional screws might be a bit loose in such complicated cases and hence these screws were used.

The accident was a major one that fortunately he recovered from that. It took him months to fully recover, but however, these implants saved his life.

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