external fixation of open tibial fracture
so its been 2 days since i have been home and so far the pain had definitely subsided from the excruciating pain i felt at the hospital. my foot however feels so swollen it might actually pop. the feeling is so uncomfortable, even propping it up on 4 pillows does nothing. hopefully i can make it…
my left leg is broken
don’t fret, it’s purposely broken as part of the lengthening process. tomorrow i begin turning the dials. 1mm a day for 40 days, at the end of it all my left leg will be 40mm longer [4cm ~ 1.6in].
i’ll let you know how it goes
35 minutes till it’s off
From the “medical equipment that I hope I never need but that is nonetheless awesome and makes you look like a bad-ass cyborg” file, this picture shows a person wearing a “non-invasive halo”.
Which is basically a type of bracing device used to stabilize the neck/upper spine/etc. following a serious injury of some sort to that part of the body.
The one in this photo has a black headband-thing going all the way around the head, then a strap thing that comes down under the chin. This is attached with rods to a chest-plate/vest-type thing resembling body armor. I wonder if this works as well as the “invasive” type. I’m guessing probably in some cases it does, whereas in other cases it doesn’t, depending on the injury. But it’s good the option is there, at least, for the cases where it does work. I have seen the “invasive” type before, in person, when a relative (who had been in a car accident) needed one, and it did not look comfy, given it was screwed into his skull.
so i have a bear trap on my foot. i’m hoping to get it off october 17th :3
Left knee in a patient treated by fusion using an Ilizarov circular external fixator. A splint is present to support the foot.
Saying goodbye to these babies tomorrow!! I’m beyond excited to be walking again!!
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