Two Week Follow Up – Angola Day 23

July 21st, 2014 by Nicholas Comninellis

elbow-lateration-follow-upBack on July 6 I introduced Feliciano, struck by a truck and left with an open, dislocated elbow joint filled with dirt and gravel. Please see “Trauma & Hope – Angola Day 7” and the original photo of his injury below. Since that day, Feliciano has been receiving the antibiotic ceftriaxone and, more importantly, bravely enduring daily wound debridement accompanied by no analgesic but Tylenol. Notice how his elbow joint is now covered over with new tissue.  The extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers, here completely exposed, are also creating new attachments, and Feliciano can now indeed move his fingers again!

 

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