When a recreational slide down a fireman’s pole turned anything but fun, financial advisor Joe Brienza of Golden was left with a complex fracture of his left ankle and a broken right leg. Correcting the ankle injury required two surgeries as the high-energy impact had caused soft tissue as well as joint damage. As Panorama specialist Bharat Desai, MD, explains, “In such traumas, giving the soft tissue time to heal before operating on the fracture lessens the risk of infection.” Both Dr. Desai and Brienza are highly optimistic regarding a long-term outcome without restriction. Brienza recaps, “Dr. Desai does an amazing job in surgery. I’d refer him to anyone. His team’s ability to be flexible and customize care for the individual is fantastic.”
-Joe Brienza was treated by Dr. Desai, who performed open treatment for proximal fibula, shaft fracture and ankle joint.