My name is Marjut and while on a trekking trip with my husband, my right foot slipped and was badly splayed outwards. The inner side of my ankle was corrected utilizing Bioretec 4.5 bioabsorbable screws and it healed well. I have been very pleased with the end results of my surgery.
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.