0699-The surgeon’s verdict.

Last Monday, 07 September, at 08:30am I had an appointment at the Radboud University Medical Center for a CT scan of the pelvis. Today, 10 September , at 01:30pm I had an appointment with a member of the pelvis surgical team. The surgeon in question, Mr. Hermans, was ill. His appointments were replaced by Mr Bas van Wageningen, the trauma surgeon, who took care of me on 12 June.

Conclusions regarding the scan:

  • There is the start of a healing process visible regarding the rifts in the pelvis.
  • The same applies for the femur and pelvis.
  • We go on with the self healing treatment.
  • Surgery for a new hip is out of the question.
  • The medication with the morphine is addictive, and is stopped immediatly.
  • From the surgeon’s view a follow up is not necessary, time (an other three months or more) will heal.

Bas van Wageningen works in the Trauma Surgery and Lifeliner 3 departments. As a trauma surgeon, he is involved in the care of patients after an accident. This can be on the street with the trauma helicopter or in the hospital at the Emergency Department. The trauma surgery specialty focuses on the treatment of fractures and wounds. In addition, they also treat the complications or problems that can arise in the healing of wounds and bones over time. His areas of focus are Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery, General Trauma Surgery and Multitrauma.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands 19th July 2018 - Ambulance Just Outside ...

Friday 12 June at 9:20pm I was heading from the souterrain level to the ground level. In the hallway (1.60m wide) I slipped down. And as I am 1.75m long, I was trapped between the walls of the hallway. I felt immediately that there was a serious injury, as I could not move any more my back and legs. Pierre called the alarmnumber 112 and there arrived a small car with just one male nurse. When he could not get me on my feet, an ambulance was ordered. I was carried out via the garden gate, and moved to street level with the help of neighboring students. The report of the radiographer reads:

  • [1] Anterior wall fracture acetabulum R.;
  • [2] Fracture os pubis inferior R.;
  • [3] Fracture processus transversus L2 R.;
  • [4] Fracture costa 6 & 7 L.

The remaining part of the last three weeks is in the following video.