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Hip fracture

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

  • Subject's age: 17

May 9, 2006Edit

  • Subject's age: 19

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