Derek Louis-Fernand Knee Surgery(Tibial Osteotomy)

Derek Louis-Fernand’s Knee Surgery (Tibial Osteotomy)
 
Derek who is currently located in Saint Lucia is a former national swimmer and coach for the Saint Lucia National Swim Team. Derek is also very active when it comes to sports, his career and life.
 
In 2016 while playing a commercial Soccer league, Derek was tackled and received a Horizontal Lateral Meniscus Tear of his right knee. In 2017 Derek underwent an arthroscopic or keyhole surgery followed by intense rehabilitation.
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In 2019 after receiving an affectionate shoulder from one of his Pitbull (Tye) to the knee, Derek then started experiencing pain and inflammation which then had him schedule a follow up visit with his surgeon.

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An examination carried out which prompted an MRI showed a severe sprain by rupture of the ACL, which presented degenerative internal femoro-tibial lesions pre-arthritis from the initial injury.
 
The Surgeon has recommended Tibial Osteotomy which is a surgical procedure that realigns the knee joint. A wedge of bone is removed, the tibia may be held in place with a plate and screws.
 
He intends to have the surgery done mid – end of October 2020.
 
This campaign will assist in funding of the surgery in the neighboring French Island Martinique and also the after-surgery rehabilitation and physiotherapy in a medical facility.
 
Without immediate surgery, Derek may be confined to crutches which will decrease his mobility.

Donations

  • Arnold Cenac 
    • $200 
    • 6 d
  • Cleopatra M. Murray-Boyce 
    • $200 
    • 7 d
  • Annatashia Joseph 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Binta Brown 
    • $200 
    • 22 d
  • Riviere Cools  
    • $100 
    • 25 d
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Organizer

Darnell Jn Charles 
Organizer
Pittsburgh, PA
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