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075/365 – Hip Replacement

In Apple iPhone, Project 365 on 01/14/2010 at 8:56 am

075/365 – Hip Replacement

So today, we were able to have a tour of the OR at Richmond Hospital. It was really cool but I realized that it may or may not be meant for me because they usually stand for longs hours at a time. Even standing at one position made my lower back and the balls of my feet hurt.

To make a long story short, at the end of the amazing tour, we were playing with the implants that they put into people. This implant is for people in need of hip replacements. It may or may not look big in the photo but it’s HUGE! The shaft alone is as long as half of your thigh! So what they do is replace the ball joint in your hip with that thing right there. A hole is drilled into your femur and the shaft is hammered into your femur so it stays in place! Isn’t that terrific? Well I thought it was pretty cool.

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