[thechat] warning: may not be suitable for the squeamish

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Tue Apr 10 08:42:00 CDT 2001

On Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 04:39 AM, matthew garrett wrote:

>> Seriously, though. What the hell is up with that? Is that a permanent
>> fixture?
> yep, it's there for life. it's titanium.
> titanium rocks!

While I'm still (nearly) 100% organic, I'm on the way to having some 
metal in me - I'm going to need a new ACL (one of the string thingys in 
your knee that keeps it from bending backward) and that will take 
screws.  I've got a couple pics of said ruined ligament from the first 
surgery if anyone wants to see...

It's not actually that nasty looking.  No blood, no 'ick', just a rather 
tattered looking bit of ligament with a hook on it.  The shots were 
taken when I was having some cartilage removed (years of knee abusing 
sports and one stupid accident busted about 40% of my meniscus into 
little shards - so the broken bits had to come out).

I never put them up for all to see, but I can if anyone is interested.

I guess it's only gross if you think about the fact that it's the inside 
of someone's knee.

(as a side note - I was awake through it, watching the arthroscopy on 
the monitor and chatting with the surgical team. Spinal anesthetic is 


bob davis
bobd at members.evolt.org

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