While coming out of an anesthetic on August 27, 2013, Z struggled and caused a slab fracture in his intermediate carpal bone (a bone in the knee). The fracture was inoperable and the prognosis from OSU was very grim. Z was put on full splint for 4 weeks on a ‘high line’ so that he doesn’t lie down, then another 4 weeks without the splint but still on the high line to prevent him from fully bending the knee.
Intermediate carpal bone fracture seen as a vertical line at the rear quarter of the intermediate carpal bone in the X-ray. The X-ray shows displacement when flexed
9/27. X-ray took exactly 1 month after injury shows the fracture looks larger but it is lined up perfectly. The larger crack on the X-ray is expected as the body was busy cleaning itself up. The key positive development for this phase of healing is the perfect lining up of the fractured bones and no displacement. 11/7. Placement continues to hold and connection with fibrous tissue is apparent. 12/31. X-ray shows the placement continues to hold and there is no bony changes. All indications are positive and calcification filled the fracture gap (gray color indicating bone formation rather than the lighter color which is fiber) and no displacement was seen in flexed image. 2/26. The fracture gap is further filled by calcification. Although Z is not completely sound yet, he’s much more comfortable in his move.
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