Under the Knife
This Thursday (5/21) I'm going to get a Synthes 3.0mm headless compression screw put into my scaphoid bone in my wrist. This option will get me out of a cast and back into my normal activities faster and also ensure proper healing of the bone. Should take around 45min surgery time. In the hospital at 12:45, out around 4. This was the option I was hoping for, fixation an reduction of broken bones is something I believe in.. and it should be considering what I do for a living. Unfortunately, these screws aren't made in my plant, I believe they are made in PA somewhere. I'll figure that out at work tomorrow. I'm going to get the long thread version in stainless. I have alot of the cancellous (spongy inside bone) on the other side of the fracture for the threads to bite into. It's going into my scaphoid, which is in the wrist and shown in the picture below (with the titanium short thread version).