Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scaphoid Surgery #3

This time Tim"s surgery was less evasive. 
 Dr. French(new surgeon, new ideas) did arthroscopic surgery to inject some of Tim's stem cells into the scaphoid bone.  He took the stem cells from his left hip bone with a syringe and stuffed them into the bone.  This way there was no incision to heal up on his hip or his wrist. He also put in three pins to stabilize the bones around.  Last time the right hip had 6 staples and was  more painful than the surgery itself but this time it was only a pin hole  he doesn't even notice.
Holes where the pins are

so this is the latest cast.  Needless to say he's not happy.
this will be on till sometime in January and then he will have a shorter cast until....
who knows

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