Broken Bones: One of My Own

26 May

An x-ray of my right tibia showing a traumatic transverse fracture in 2009.

My right tibia and fibula, with a transverse fracture gained in the summer of 2009.  A result of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and my having MCune Albright Sydrome.  Needless to say I spent the summer reading in the sun.  The fracture took a remarkable 17 weeks to heal in a plaster cast.

2 Responses to “Broken Bones: One of My Own”

  1. confusedious May 27, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    Ow. Broken bones aren’t fun, the free time they generate isn’t all that bad though. Wish I could find the films from when I broke my left arm, hit by a car. I fractured the humerus near the elbow and had two complete fractures of the radius and one complete fracture of the ulna. Fortunately the skin was intact. Just. It looked like I had gained a new elbow about 5cm up from my wrist, my hand was bent off at a close to 90 degree angle at the break. Luckily, an orthopedic surgeon of some renown was visiting my city to give lectures and took the job, he specialised in reducing complicated fractures and having them heal successfully without any pins or plates. It worked pretty well, I have a little nerve damage and some sub-dermal scarring that can be palpitated but other than that it turned out great.

    • These Bones Of Mine May 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

      As you can probably tell, I took this with my cheap camera phone. I’m not sure on how much you have to pay to get a copy of your x-rays from hospital- I’ll ask one day!

      No one wants a compound fracture, I’m glad you healed good with just reduction!Thankfully the fractures I’ve had have been fairly simple affairs- they just take many months to heal. I have a photo on my phone of the intramedullary rods in my femora I’ll eventually get round to posting on here.

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