|Here you can see the how the implant goes up inside my femur.|
You can also see the cable rods which keep it secure.
|Here you can see the cable rods that go around the bone|
to ensure that the opening that was cut in the bone does not split open after I start walking.
|I am pointing to my HIP replacement, which is only 2 inches from the top of the knee implant.|
On normal knee replacements, they don't have to put these rods in.
|I put this X ray on the sliding glass door to show you my LEG|
and how the implant looks inside the leg.
|Another view, and NO there is not a potted plant inside my leg! LOL!|
|This was right after surgery in my hospital room. |
The red stuff is a mixture of betadine and blood.
|My view of the surgery, |
the booties kept the blood from clotting. filing up with air and squeezing my feet!
|Bruising after surgery|
|The Betadine gave me a terrible rash, which itched to HIGH HEAVEN!|
|Medicine finally! It helped the itchy incision.|
|Working hard at PT|
|The best day ever was the day my friends came to see me.|
On their way home from CHA, they took time to stop in St. Louis to visit me!
|Rehab hospital in Des Peres, MO|
|Ahh, stitches are OUT and I feel like going home to Kansas City!|