I have some wonderful friends who know more than I do and came up with some questions so I’m trying to get some answers.
- So it’s a pelvic fracture? yes.. maybe dead bone sequestrum (A fragment of dead bone separated from healthy bone as a result of injury or disease.) displaced and rotated....not held in place.
- When do you estimate the injury occurred? not new - not in last 3 weeks.
- Any thoughts on how it occurred?
- Could it have been a recent injury? step fracture - started to heal and reinjured
- Wouldn't he have been affected and not been able to walk?
- How did this affect his growth? fracture no..
- How did this affect the growth of the hip? ball of hip-damage to growth plate - lose blood supply.
- Did it heal correctly?
- If it was related to the infection he had, could some of the infection have gotten into the bone? could but he probably would be sicker.
- Why does he recommend removal of the femoral head and neck when it looks like other issues also?
- Is the surgery just a measure for now and then there will have to be something later?no.. Permanent - no more surgery with FHO
- Does the femur have the “moth eaten” issue as well as the fractured pelvis?
- How is this surgery going to go over with him only being a few months old? he will need lots of physical therapy with surgery - the after care will be critical
- How is it going to affect his life quality considering he is so young? with FHO quality ok and organs ok
- How will it effect him as he grows? one leg will be shorter with surgery
- Are any of his organs affected? could be a problem with feces
- If unknown, what would need to be done to find out? more blood tests
- Why does the x-ray look so bad on that side?
- Could the moth-eaten femoral head due to a malignant cancer? most likely not..
- Could the moth-eaten femoral head be a degenerative bone disease similar to/or something like osteoporosis?
- If yes to above answer, is it going to spread?
Dr. Frank - Fox Valley Referral
...caused by injury? ... ischium fracture (...new word for me... non-weight-supporting portion of the pelvis) ...... recommendation:... .....remove the femoral head and neck and leave the fracture of the ischium alone.
Mike - abysses - stuff came out... puppies playing maybe caused it... infected - vet wanted it to ooze for a few days... something-itis..
Dr. Link, Madison ....what Dr. Link said.
Mike will send x-rays to Dr. Woodruff in Des Moines