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Offline andyfulham

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patella fracture with post-op infection
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:40:05 PM »
Hi, I fell on holiday in germany and had a fractured patella which was immediately operated on given a figure-8 wire then i got a post-op infection resulting in 5 further ops to re-open, clean out wound three further times and close it finally after one month in hospital i returned home to london. then during physio we noticed redness, swelling etc and now need a further op because infection still here, and surgeon suggests removing wire, a clean out and some knee manipulation (my flexion hasnt got above 60 degrees in 3 months since fracture). my question is : when i move my knee now i imagine i can feel the wire - is this possible ? and do these infections go eventually ? anyone else experience ? any comments appreciated. andy