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Saturday, September 22, 2012

John's Broken Leg

John broke his leg playing soccer on August 9. They took him to St. Josefs-Hospital Wiesbaden. Here are some X-rays (poor John!):

The fibula was broken; the tibia was significantly dislocated.

If you look closely, you can see the broken fibula (smaller of the two leg bones.)

The scar after adding a plate and 8 screws.

The plate and 8 screws.

The long screw anchors the plate (left) to the tibia (larger leg bone). Doctors will remove the long screw on September 25.