Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tim's 2nd Scaphoid Bone Surgery


Well, the day finally has come and gone. Tim had his 2nd surgery for his scaphoid bone repair. This time he had 5 pins and only one screw. He also had several staples put in his hip where they took bone and marrow to graft onto the scaphoid bone. It was more painful for him this time. The hip has been quite painful so far. He walks with a cane. He visited his Opa, who is recovering from hip replacement surgery and had this pic taken:This thursday Dr. Jackson will take off the dressing and put on another cast. This has to be on for 8 weeks. Oh joy!!!

4 comments:

  1. Aunt Vicki and Uncle LloydMarch 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Tim, this looks and sounds very painful! You've been on our minds ever since the Thursday after we left BC, when you had your surgery. Hope continued recovery goes well. Very nice pic of you and your Opa VanderZwaag. Hmmmmm.....you guys look strangely alike!

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  2. hey man i had this same surgery 4 months ago and yeah its a bit sore for the first couple of weeks ive still got about 1 or 2 months of physio before they thing i can start strenght training.

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  3. Well, it turns out that Tim is the worst case scenario and written up in medical journals because unfortunately the graft did not take for the second time. He is now seeing another specialist and there is a new plan. He has given Tim 4 options. He has chosen Bone and Stem cell grafting which is unproven and a long recovery but minimal invasion. If this doesn't work he will go for the four corner Fusion. Long recovery again but keeps the hand ready for a future joint replacement which they are expecting to be ready in under 10 years.( like a hip replacement) I sure hope your surgery works Jake.

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  4. Oh... hope you are doing well now!... M doing a research on Bone Surgery and finding some cases related to this.. Well your blog seems to be useful and I want to include some more stories like yours... I have been reviewing cases of Bone Surgery By Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia to learn more about shoulder fracture fixation. Thanks anyway and take care.

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