In December 2004, I broke my femur as my hip hit a wood floor at the base of a flight of stairs. The images here show the orthopedic device which was inserted to hold the bone in place, and subsequently removed in May 2006.
I didn't have anything sophisticated with which to scan these x-rays; I put them in front of a white computer monitor, in a dark room, and took photographs with a 5.2 megapixel HP Photosmart M415 camera.
December 11, 2004 - initial surgery, insertion of hardwareEdit
May 9, 2006Edit
May 22, 2006 - second surgery, removal of hardwareEdit
- Subject's age: 19
These photos were taken on May 23, 2006
- On the side of the largest piece is inscribed: "stryker 3362-1-203 G03166 140".
- The large pin says: "stryker 3362-5-080" on one side, and: "S/S H01656 80MM" on the other.
- This photo taken May 28, 2006; 6 days post-op