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Comment from: Joe, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

Hi! Had a motorbyke accident in December 2010, had multiple open fractures, broke my femur, tibia and fibula, nerves are still intact, reduction was done and screws were inserted but bones were not properly aligned which resulted in bones not uniting. Still on plaster and there is no hope to this day.

Comment from: kachoo7, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I sustained a peri-prosthetic (tkr) supracondylar fracture of the distal femur--right above 3 year old knee replacement. Treated with plate and screws. First surgery resulted in surprise non-union at 8 months post-op when plate broke and bone refractured. Second surgery (plate replaced with longer plate and screws, bone stim implant) was also declared non-union at 12 weeks. However there was approx 3 month delay in treatment. Third surgery showed significant bone growth--new shorter plate and old graft cleaned out and new BMP grafting material used. Now am 8 weeks post op 50-75lb WB, no brace. Non-smoker, overweight.

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