This is an intraoperative AP X-ray of the left shoulder proximal humerus from the previous two posts taken after placing the hardware and before reapproximation of the lesser tuberosity. There was a posterolateral metaphyseal spike of bone that keyed perfectly back into the head-greater tuberosity fragment that made the reduction quite stable. The lesser tuberosity was securely reattached using heavy suture tied to the proximal humerus and to the plate. The head-greater tuberosity fragment fracture fixation was also reinforced with heavy suture tied to the plate. In this case, a fibular strut allograft was available, but it proved unnecessary.
Throwback Thursday: Several years ago I was confronted with a disfiguring and demoralizing facial injury that led me to have a surgical procedure called a craniotomy. It was a lot to absorb and I remember feeling that I was lost in this disfigurement...that somehow, who I was, was gone. There were days where I felt hopelessly resigned to never smile or show my face in public again. I chose to post this today because I often receive feedback on how much people appreciate my smile or that they think I'm pretty. There is nothing wrong with that. It's nice to be appreciated. The fact remains however, who were are, is not our exterior...what we look like. It's what is inside a person that really matters. Our appearance will change over the years. What we must treasure and feel secure in, is our sense of self, who we truly are. What do we believe in, how do we love one another and how do we appreciate the life that we have been given. I was no more defined by the deformity and the scars I had then, than I am now. So be kind to yourselves...be kind to one another...and learn to see past the exterior presentations & find the essense of who is before you. 👍😉
Poor baby, she had an abscess, so they had to drain it.
They gave her meds, because it was painful.
She's still groggy and now has to wear the cone so she can't dig at the site.
Annnnndd, she can't sleep with Mama because there's going to be some residual leakage, so... In the kennel.
The vet did say it was very close to bursting on it's own, so it's a good thing I found it when I did. #poorfurbaby#ithurtsmom#thanksdrcurrah#allbetternow
"Shout out to my ex! Your really quite the man! You made my heart break and that made me who I am. Here's to my ex, Hey! Look at me now. I'm all the way up I swear you'll never bring me down"💙
I've been wondering what the pink flowers were halfway up a giant mound of gravel at the Long Point quarry. Our youngest got sick on the way to a party and we had to pull over here so now I know they are poppies. She's just fine, even climbed up the hill after to see for herself.
My poor boy had a rough time at the vet today. Thought we were just going in for rabies and distemper shots, turned out .. he had blocked up anal glands. Broke my heart hearing him cried in pain when the vet popped them. Who knew cats can have this issue, thought it's just a dog thing. If you noticed your cat rubbed his butt on the floor like a dog, something might be up! #allBetterNow
A greatest hits compilation of the postoperative hip X-rays from the previous post. I just fixed a proximal humerus fracture, which broke my rather amazing streak of nine consecutive hip fracture surgeries done on call.
Dead battery this morning. Symbolic of my whole week. Something has just been off and I realized I've missed a couple workouts. Aside from time with my family, I need two things to function...CrossFit & coffee. Was able to jump into the wod at my 5:00 class tonight since only one athlete showed up. 165 pound thrusters literally fix everything. #allbetternow#CrossFitWatsonville#timeforavacation