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Date Posted: 07:38:49 03/30/07 Fri
Author: Cricket
Subject: Broken bones
In reply to: Jay 's message, "Nope . . ." on 13:15:49 03/28/07 Wed

In keeping with your request to discuss other things, I wanted to address broken bones. The standard treatment back in the day was to reset the bone and then using a series of pulleys and weights and a cast, stabilize it so it could heal. Long process as it meant confinement to a bed for literally months, depending on the bone and the break.

Nowadays, we have plates and pins. Personally, they bug the daylight out of me, as I didn't heal with the titanium pin, as the bone refused to connect. Was I allergic? I think so, and titanium is considered to be the safest metal non reactive metal. I am one of the two percent of the demographic who doesn't do well with titanium.

I didn't like the steel plate that replaced it either..and it was still a non union.

So, I was able to go to one of the best ortho clinics in the US and by donating my own marrow, am finally able to make bone and bridge the break.

Moral of the story: Old ways are the best, even if they are a pain.


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