There are two ways to operate the knees to have them straight in a couple of months in teenagers. Both techniques put in brackets in the growth plate of the knee where they stay for a couple of months. It’s a so called routine-operation for these patients. There is one surgeon who operates in a quick way (15 minutes). His patients suffer a lot of pain when they should move their knee and get out of the bed. After the operation for several days. All other surgeons do a longer operation (30 minutes) and are more careful about the muscles and tendons. Those children have much less pain afterwards, can bend the knee, walk and climb the stairs much easier. This one surgeon does not care about the pain and about the arguments of his boss (head of surgical department). He stays with his short technique. I really feel so bad, when I have to go to such a pour patient and try to get the knee bended and to get him out of the bed as the protocol of the postsurgical guidelines prescribes. My boss as well already had meeting with the head of the surgical department, but nothing changed… What can I do?
Thanks for your support
Kind regards, Denise