A coach being coached

For years, Donita trained to cycle across the United States. Finally, Donita’s dream was about to come true until the day of her last training run on May 24, 2016. Donita was four miles from her house when a truck hit her at 60 mph.

What is reconstructive osteotomy surgery?

An osteotomy is a reconstructive surgery where a bone is cut to shorten or lengthen it or to change its alignment usually after a broken bone due doesn’t heal correctly.

What is a periarticular fracture?

A periarticular fracture affects the bones that make up the joints throughout the body. Treatment depends on the severity of the break, the location and the cause.

Malunion vs. nonunion fractures

After bone trauma, difficulty with bone healing or alignment can occur. This is referred to as a malunion or nonunion and may make the return to function a challenge.

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