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Old 12-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #26
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:01 PM   #27
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This is serious stuff. I'm sure we all join in wishing him a full recovery.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:13 AM   #28
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:16 AM   #29
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I don’t know the specifics beyond what I saw on TV, which was an obvious tib/fib fracture that was visibly displaced and likely open. That injury is potentially devastating in and of itself with non infectious complications such as neuro/vascular injury. Add an infection in the face of an emergent open reduction internal fixation, and the description “devestating complication” is almost not descriptive enough.
Didn’t realize it was an open fracture - for those who aren’t familiar these are always at very high risk of infection, unfortunately adding hardware just makes the risk higher since it provides a place for bacteria to “hide” for lack of a better word from the immune system.

I thought it was a mid shaft injury which if true at least gives him a chance. Would also depend on whether the infection is in the tibia or fibula. I’m assuming this far out that if there were neurovascular compromise we’d have heard of it
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:30 AM   #30
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Didn’t realize it was an open fracture - for those who aren’t familiar these are always at very high risk of infection, unfortunately adding hardware just makes the risk higher since it provides a place for bacteria to “hide” for lack of a better word from the immune system.

I thought it was a mid shaft injury which if true at least gives him a chance. Would also depend on whether the infection is in the tibia or fibula. I’m assuming this far out that if there were neurovascular compromise we’d have heard of it
Can’t confirm it was open but I’ve read that it was. Definitely high risk for open fracture given the location and displacement.

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Old 12-07-2018, 10:05 AM   #31
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I, like any rational human being, am hoping for a complete recovery for Alex Smith. Regardless, I can't help but think this may be a good time for him to call it a career.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:38 PM   #32
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Well then. That knee replacement I've been considering just got the perma-shelf. I still have about 50% range of motion and can play hockey decent enough. Hospitals are where people go to die.

Sincerely hope Alex makes a full recovery and can get back on the field sooner rather than later.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:12 PM   #33
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This is serious stuff. I'm sure we all join in wishing him a full recovery.
Definitely we do, but it sounds really bad.

Doc, does this sound like the Theisman injury?

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In Alex Smith’s case, the tibia bone was twisted and broke in a spiral fashion with a sharp tip that poked through the skin.

The urgency in taking Smith directly to the hospital from the stadium was not the fracture but that the skin was violated, leading to risk of infection.
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