Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DIY parts

I have been pretty curious about my new leg hardware.  Planning on getting info from my surgeon next time I see him as to the exact dimensions and brand of my tibial nail.  Trying also to figure out what exactly the hospital charged for it.  Seems I can buy one on Ebay for just over $200.  Hope I can find an exact match for what I got inside my leg bone just to show off.  Found a complete installation kit for $800 in case I want to go into the business...  45,55,47,T,B

12 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Yep, next time you can do it your self and I bet you could.

Sam Finn said...

I think it's time we came in out of the sun for awhile.
:-)

M. Silvius said...

"I've got some old re-bar out back in the scrap pile"... he says as he drills down through his knee with Ryobi cordless. Must be some drywall screws around here somewhere.... LOL

bob r said...

well its all done with fluroscopy. not as easy as depicted..linining up those pieces and then getting the rod across fracture sites a booger sometimes....lot of beatin and bangin ..that rod is NOT as strong as the bone is btw.........all seems well tho so far.

Steve said...
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Steve said...

My grandfather was a surgeon and collected old surgical tools – some dating back to the Civil War. Musket balls tended to splinter bones, so repair wasn't an option – they would simply amputate before gangrene had a chance to set in. He showed me the curved blade and the bone saw they typically used for those amputations. Two "surgeons" would do the amputation – the "cutter" would wrap his arm around the appendage, and with a quick spiraling motion, cut the flesh down to the bone. The "saw" man would immediately put the saw to the exposed bone and saw through. Those amputations were done without the benefit of anesthesia, and typically could be completed in under 15 seconds. So John, there may be a market for your "nailing" skills considering how many people simply refuse to comply with the ACA insurance requirement. Don't forget to pop a few pics when you work on your first patient.

Dale said...

Sidling into the macabre? Have you refreshed your prayer flags, out there where the elementals roam unbounded, it's not a bad practice.

Margery Bills said...

Lol elementals there too

Margery Bills said...

Oops, wait a minute, I remembered I have land there too.

rondeb said...

I guess it is true that you can buy anything on Ebay.

pamit said...

Is all that in your leg? Yowza.

I'm reminded of the movie "Dead Ringers" about twin surgeons (Jeremy Irons) who came to a bad end. One was fascinated with medieval surgical intruments.

Margery Bills said...

If it is rainy and cold with wind there, I hope you are not hurting too bad with the weather now.