A man who was left in a wheelchair after a knee was amputated by an orthopedic surgeon has been left with a foot that can only be operated on with his own hands.
Key points:The patient was left with “extreme pain” after being operated onThe patient is now expected to be “in a wheelchair for at least the next six months”The patient had a broken ankle and a broken pelvis that prevented him walking for a periodThe patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was operated on by a Royal Perth Hospital orthopedist.
The injury occurred when the man was injured on a road in the Northern Territory’s Northern Territory.
“The doctor had to amputate the right foot, because he couldn’t control it, so he had to put it back,” he said.
“When I was being operated upon, I felt the pain, and then I felt something else, and I went into shock.”
The patient told the ABC he was in “extreme agony” after the operation and had been left in “a state of shock”.
“I can’t describe what I was feeling,” he told the news agency.
“It was very intense.”‘
Very sad’The patient’s foot was amputation was part of an operation that involved surgeons using a large metal plate to sever a ligament in his foot.
“We were able to make the ligament and put it in place, and we put it into a new position to heal the foot,” Dr Chris Robinson told ABC Radio Perth.
“He had extreme pain.”‘
It was just a nightmare’The orthopedists said the patient had been in a state of “extreme shock”.
They were able, however, to get the foot fixed, which took six to eight hours.
“There was a very painful process and we did the best we could to keep it from being so bad that we couldn’t do it,” Dr Robinson said.
The patient has been expected to return to work in about a month.
“In terms of the rehabilitation of the foot, we can see how it will be,” Dr Bradshaw said.
“The foot is healing nicely and it will heal very quickly.”
For him to be back to work is a great result.
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