Medial malleolus fracture fixation using ActivaScrew™

My name is Marjut and I have gone on trekking trips for many years already.

While on a trekking trip with my husband in 2008, my right foot slipped and was badly splayed outwards as the path below me caved in.

In hospital, a dual compound fracture was diagnosed.  The physician’s diagnosis was that both sides of my ankle would need surgery.

The inner side of my ankle was corrected utilizing Bioretec 4.5 bioabsorbable screws, whereas the area which had undergone surgery on the outside of the ankle was reinforced with a metal plate. A metal plate was affixed to the ankle with 7 small metal screws.

I was in hospital for a total of 4 days, and both surgery points on my ankle healed well. A second surgery was performed in 2009 to remove the metal screws and plate due to them causing me pain and irritation.

My physician told me that the bioabsorbable screws had resorbed without problem in my body, and that the fracture which they had supported had healed well.

I have been very pleased with the end results of my surgery. My ankle has healed well, all told, and I have been able to return to my trekking hobby.

 

OCD fragment fixation in elbow using ActivaNail™ 

My name is Emilia, and I am 11 years old. I like exercise, and have actively pursued sports, and particularly gymnastics my whole life. I have had three‐hour practice sessions, several times a week. 

A little more than a year ago, I suffered a stress fracture to my right elbow. The physician decided to repair my fracture in 2013. The operation was performed quickly, and I was in hospital only for one day, so the procedure was not scary to me at all. A cast, which was later replaced by an arm sling, was placed on my hand. I felt some pain in the beginning, but the doctor said that was normal following an operation. I did not partake in gymnastics exercises while my hand healed, but rather did some rack and field exercise, which did not disrupt the healing process of my hand.

It has now been a year since my surgery, and I can start my gymnastics training again. There is no pain in my hand, and I can do all of the things I could before my injury, which is great.