In April of 2014, Abraham “Bobbie” Bogden was the victim of
a catastrophic vehicular accident that left him with severe head and orthopedic
injuries. As a result of his injuries, he was in a coma for six weeks,
and went through intensive neurologic and physical rehabilitation afterward.
He was brought to Dr. Harish Hosalkar, a neuro-orthopedic specialist in
traumatic brain injury and the director of the Traumatic Brain Injury
Deformity Correction program at Paradise Valley Hospital. It was determined
that Bobbie’s injuries were numerous, including deformities, contractures,
stiffness and scarring of his right leg and ankle; nerve compression of
his left shoulder, elbow and wrist; and some abnormal bone formation.
Bobbie had severe limitations in the range of motion and functionality
of his limbs, which made him dependent on braces and orthotic aids for
ambulation. Dr. Hosalkar, along with the surgical team at Paradise Valley’s
San Diego Spine & Joint Center, was able to successfully perform a
series of complex surgical reconstructions on Bobbie. As part of his treatment
plan, Bobbie also underwent comprehensive physical rehabilitation after
each surgery. Dr. Hosalkar concentrated on reconstructing Bobbie’s
lower extremities. Dr. Kristopher Downing, another orthopedic surgeon
and upper extremity specialist at Paradise Valley, and Dr. Hosalkar worked
together on Bobbie’s upper extremities to make this a true team-effort.
Months later, Bobbie has made an almost miraculous recovery. He can now
move without the use of any braces or other orthotic aids, and he has
made significant improvement in the overall movement and functionality
of his upper and lower extremities. He has shown tremendous neurological
improvement, as well.
“My mom and I were blessed to find Dr. Hosalkar!” Bobbie said.
Dr. Hosalkar specializes in cases like Bobbie’s at the hospital's
Traumatic Brain Injury and Deformity Correction program. His range of
expertise is wide and includes joint and hip preservation, complex fracture
care, hip and pelvis reconstruction, and limb lengthening and deformity
correction, among others.
"The team at Paradise Valley Hospital is well trained to treat the
conditions that result from catastrophic injuries, such as those Bobbie
endured," Dr. Hosalkar.
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