Corey Koester

First post: Mar 7, 2017 Latest post: Mar 13, 2017
On March 4th, 2017  Corey sustained what were critical injuries in a car accident.  Corey was airlifted from near Red Bud and taken to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis MO.  In the accident he sustained the following injuries.  He has a head laceration which required staples and stitches, a dislocated clavicle, broken sternum and ribs.  His liver is bruised and had an air pocket around his lung.  The majority of his injuries were sustained to his legs, with his right leg having the most severe injuries.  His left leg has a broken femur at his hip and at his knee.  His right leg, his femur is broke at his knee, his knee cap was shattered with compound fractures and torn ligaments and muscles.  In addition, his tibia and fibula are broke as well as his heel and multiple bones in his right foot.  Saturday he went in for surgery on his right knee and lower leg.  He received  repairs to what they could save of his knee cap (which was very little) and repaired the ligament and muscles by sewing back together.  He has a rod that was put down his leg by his tibia and fibula to correct the compound fracture that had occurred.  His leg needed sutures to repair the lacerations at the knee and lower leg from those fractures.  His foot has significant damage and for the mean time they have stabilized it by adding plate to the bottom of it.  

On March 6th 2017, Corey had a second surgery to his left leg.  The added a plate t the femur at his knee and some screws, then added a rod into his hip and a rod down his femur to stabilize it.  So far to date his surgeries have totaled more than 10 hours.  They have decided that they will not address his injuries  on his right foot until he has shown healing in his wounds and decreased swelling on his leg and foot.  It is anticipated that he will remain at Barnes for a few days to a week, then possible be moved to a rehab facility.  From there he will return to have surgery to repair his right foot.  He has a long road ahead of him for recovery, and the orthopedic surgeons had thought possibly 2 months of no weight bearing.  I am certain Corey will have other ideas .  

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