Hip Surgery Hospital Pics


Some of these are graphic, especially the incision picture that appears at the end.  

Hip Xray

Hip Xray

Both feet were encased in these devices which alternately inflated/deflated every 8 seconds to help circulation. I wore these the entire four days I was in the hospital. Note the green goo coating my foot and leg. This is equivalent to Betadine to sterilize the surgical site.

Both feet were encased in these devices which alternately inflated/deflated every 8 seconds to help circulation. I wore these the entire four days I was in the hospital. Note the green goo coating my foot and leg. This is equivalent to Betadine to sterilize the surgical site.

 

After blowing two veins in my right arm, the IV was started inside my left elbow. It started degenerating the second day. I spent another 36 hours trying to keep it intact.

After blowing two veins in my right arm, the IV was started inside my left elbow. It started degenerating the second day. I spent another 36 hours trying to keep it intact.

 

The blue object in the middle of the photo is a wedge-shaped pillow. My legs were strapped to either side of it to keep me from crossing my legs or otherwise compromising my new surgery. I was strapped into the device for 24 hours.

The blue object in the middle of the photo is a wedge-shaped pillow. My legs were strapped to either side of it to keep me from crossing my legs or otherwise compromising my new surgery. I was strapped into the device for 24 hours.

 

This is the incision about 2 weeks after surgery. It is approx. 8" long and required 23 staples, which have been removed in this picture.
This is the incision about 2 weeks after surgery. It is approx. 8 inches long and required 23 staples (removed in this photo). Some steri-strips were applied after the staples were removed.

2 thoughts on “Hip Surgery Hospital Pics”

  1. Great to see your recovery as a fellow hipster. Thanks

  2. Thank you for posting these. Ive been trying for several days to find real photos and all I came upon were illustrations which didn’t help me at all. I’m due for hip transplant as soon as I am healthy enough to have it. Im also on Humira and that scares me a bit, I know it lowers immune system, tho they have said i’ll be off the humira a week before and a week after the surgery. I hope you are feeling much better and again, thank you for your posts.

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