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15th May – Post Opp (14th May)

New arm with Fibula and titanium rod clamped in, Carpal and radial bone removed along with the tumour

New arm with Fibula and titanium rod clamped in, Carpal and radial bone removed along with the tumour

Operation took 5.5 hours, very complicated, but Dr French very happy with result. Extra carpel bone removed around infected radial for extra prevention of possible cross contamination. 5 – 7% chance of this issue returning to remaining radial and surrounding area of primary infection. 

 

 

Drain tubes from donor site and forearm. lures in right hand for anesthetic and blood transfusions (two separate transfusions done -2 units Tuesday during procedure as well as Wednesday, due to haemoglobin at 89%, second lure in external jugular for morphine, I.V Nerve Block in left armpit. Oxygen intake as well. B. P. 125/78, saturation 98% Pulse 69. 

new arm May 2007, tumour, radial, and carpal bones removed & replaced with fibula

new arm May 2007, tumour, radial, and carpal bones removed & replaced with fibula

 

 

 

 

Removal of all tubes and drains today. walking with crutch last night and this morning.

The nerve blocks were fantastic!

Left Leg Post Opp May 2007 - Fibula extraction

Left Leg Post Opp May 2007 – Fibula extraction

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