It's difficult to call Kevin Ware's recent compound fracture a
simple 'injury'; yet his landing after contesting a shot Ware
suffered what's known as a compound fracture, a type of "open"
fracture in which the broken bone is exposed to air. In Ware's case,
the bone apparently broke in two places. Alexander Glogau, MD comments
this type of open fracture requires emergent surgery to clean wound, reduce
bone, and provide initial fixation. Reports indicate Ware will be out
for a year. Why or how it happened may never be known. One cause could
have been the "direct impact to the floor with a locked ankle position
and the right amount of torque can cause a fracture of both the tibia
and fibula in normal bone. The impact may stress the leg with up to 5
times body weight", Dr. Glogau. This is what we do know: Louisville
plays Michigan tonight in the NCAA 2013 Basketball Championship and Kevin
Ware is on his way back to the court as each day passes.
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