Appointment 1 - Orthopedic Surgeon

Appointment 1 - Orthopedic Surgeon

(Editor's Note: We welcome Deanna to our blogging team today. You can reach out to her via her profile page: @deannamaki.)

Today we met with the surgeon who will be doing Bruce's hip. After looking at the x-ray, we learned that he is in stage 4 and requires a total hip replacement - arthroplasty.  The damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. These are the prosthetics.



He is fast tracked and we hope he can get the surgery in July (after he's done coaching football).

 

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