Saturday, August 26, 2006

The knee joint a la plastic model

Here is what a knee should look like on the inside. My right knee doesn't look like this...it is bone on bone so the muscle over the top is cut, the joint pulled apart and plastic and titanium inserted into the femur and the tibia so that the joint will roll as smoothly as glass. And you should see what I can do to the security checks at the airport!!! Major surgery and very painful because of the muscle incision but it works! Worked great on my left knee, now for the right one. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Karen Winters said...

Kay I hope your 2nd knee goes well, too. Good luck on Tuesday

SCquiltaddict said...

OUCH...love the sketch but OUCH is all i can say...good friend went thru this and I know it really is painful!! Good luck...

Lin said...

OH MY!!! I had a torn miniscus in my knee that required surgery. I was roller skating and a young show-off knocked me down ... geez -- hard on a lady in her 50s!! LOL Anyway, it was repaired and when the doc showed me the images he took -- I couldn't make tails nor heads out of it ... Glad your knee is good!