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Jenny's Wrist X-Rays

In November, 2005, Jenny broke her left wrist in a motorcycle accident. She's fine now (July 2006) but it was a pretty bad break.

Jenny's father is a retired orthopedic surgeon and we kept him apprised of her progress by sending him pictures of her X-ray and fluoroscope images as her treatment progressed. He told us repeatedly that her surgeon, Dr. Daniel Martin, had done an excellent job, that her break was a bad one and the degree of success of the surgery was remarkable.

There are four pages in this section:

  1. Initial x-rays, before any surgery
    Includes sketches of the pins and "tension loop" that Dr. Martin used
  2. Post-operative, with seven pins holding her bones together
    Includes Dr. Martin's biography
  3. Christmas 2005, after getting all but three pins out
    Includes fluoroscope pictures of Jenny's hitherto-undiagnosed "radial head fracture." That is, she had also broken her right arm near the elbow but nobody noticed.
  4. Final images after all pins were removed

 


This page was last edited April 26, 2008.