My mother is 72 years old and in July 2016 she undertook a surgery with a prosthesis and subsequent rehabilitation, following a tibial plateau fracture.
After the rehabilitation, my mother continued to perceive pain (no temperature) and some liquid continued to leak out of a hole (former stitch).
After speaking with the surgeon who operated her, he prescribed her 3 months of antibiotic therapy with weak results.
After ending the antibiotic therapy and observing that there was no infection, the surgeon, who made the liquid analysed, decided together with us to remove the fixation devices, due to the continuous pain.
Two months later, the problem arose again. She underwent x-rays that detected an irregular bone calcification. This was irrelevant according to the doctors and they postponed the visit of 6 months.
At that point, we decided to speak to another doctor, who after the visit recommended us to immediately undergo a bone scintigraphy with marked leucocytes. The diagnosis was the following: “collection intensity in the fracture site. It tends to increase in the late survey and makes think about an infectious logistic process. It is advisable, after the expert’s advice, to undergo medical therapy and follow up after nearly 6 months”. We have been waiting for their reply, but we would like to receive your opinion as well.
I have read your blog and it is very helpful and clear.
Best regards and thank you in advance for your reply.
My best wishes for your work.