Richard Roscoe’s journey to recovery began after he unfortunately
suffered a traumatic fall in January 2016, injuring and fracturing his
left ankle. At that time Mr. Roscoe underwent extensive orthopedic surgery
which required an internal fixation device and hardware placement for
bone stability. Initially he did very well and it was not until several
months later that he started to develop complications and pain at the
fracture site. After a follow up visit to his orthopedic surgeon in April
2016, Mr. Roscoe found himself fighting a serious infection of the bone.
The hardware placed months ago had loosened and broken requiring a second
surgery; this time he underwent a more
extensive procedure with removal of the bone fragments.
After the surgery the medical team from Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
recommended that Mr. Roscoe be transferred to a Long Term Acute Care Hospital
(LTACH) for continued care and management of his many medical needs. On
April 22, 2016 Mr. Roscoe was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Richmond.
During his time at Vibra he was treated by a full and comprehensive interdisciplinary
team of healthcare clinicians which included physicians, nurses and nurses
aides, a wound care team, PT/OT and case management. Mr. Roscoe was also
assigned a Patient Ambassador that rounded on him daily to ensure that
all of his needs were being met, each and
every day. During his 3 week hospitalization, Mr. Roscoe was able to complete his entire course of IV antibiotic therapy and received aggressive wound care daily by our specialized wound care team. Our physical and occupational therapy teams worked diligently with Mr. Roscoe, assisting him with strength training and rehabilitation exercises needed for his safe return to his home environment upon discharge.
Finally on May 14, 2016 Mr. Roscoe was able to go home to his supportive wife and daughter. Before he left he wanted to ensure that his success story would be shared with his Vibra friends and family.Posted By