Saturday, February 10, 2007

Photo Hunters - Broken



This week's Photo Hunters theme is "broken." Back in November, I wrote this post about a not-so-simple fender-bender. I even used Pastormac's very festive cast as my Photo Hunters picture for the "red" theme back in December.

So while I was thinking about what to do for "broken" this picture jumped to mind.

The Hunt - Broken


"Ouch!"

Not just broken and askew,
there were also spiral fractures through each of the pieces.
Actually it wasn't as painful as it looks. It was a surprise that it was broken this badly. The thing that tipped us off that something was really broken was the fact that he couldn't touch his thumb and pinky to each other.


Hence the need for surgery to fix it. Steel plate, six screws & six weeks later, it looked like this....


Works just fine now.


I'm interested to see what other broken things are posted this week. TNChick has a pretty amazing picture of a crunched car. Lucky for her, she didn't end up as broken as her car!


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43 comments:

srp said...

Well, I have read three so far and I don't know how much "broken" one can take. :) Ouch, indeed... that looks horrible. One of the docs I worked with rode a scooter (a second childhood phase he should have bypassed), ran into a FedEx truck and ended up with a femur fractured in so many places, they called him Humpty Dumpty... stopped counting at 35 pieces. His thigh was a mesh cage with tiny pieces of bone wired in for a year.

Pamela said...

Those are incredible pictures of your broken little pinky. Plates, pins, and screws are no fun. Hope it healed successfully without any lasting effects!

Crystal said...

All I can think is "ouch!"

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment and welcome.

Happy Saturday. :)

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

It is amazing that something could be that badly broken but work just fine now. I stand in awe of medical science.

Thanks for visiting! Come back whenever you have a moment.

pat said...

Oh my - that does look painful. Glad that it has been "fixed" and all is wel.

Danella said...

*cringes* oh my word! OUCH! That just looks so painful. Hope it all healed alright.

Have a good weekend and I'm up too.

Hootin'Anni said...

OUCH!!!!

Mine's posted

meeyauw said...

Oh wow. What great photos. It hurt to look at them, but the hand is an amazing production, it's so well made.

kooky kay said...

that was scary ... I actually cringed ...

mine's up! do drop by!

Eagles Wings said...

Ouch..is right, I didn't think ouch on the first photo but definitely ouch when I saw the second with the plates and pin....ouch!!!!
Happy Saturday! Mine is posted :-)

Susanne said...

Ouch! That looks very sore and the pins and screws, hard to believe they actually do that!

Amy in NY said...

Those screws give me the "willies".
Yikes. Glad it's all better now.

THis is my 2nd week in the Hunt and I'm having such fun!

Expat Traveler said...

ouch is right! Glad things got taken care of though... thanks for the visit.

Linda said...

I don't know what's worse - the break or all the hardware needed to fix it!

Michelle said...

Wow thats one heck of a broken bone! Looks quite painful! Im playing too!

Carol said...

Woah. You did an extreme broken. I didn't see that one coming.

Did you scan the x-rays in?

Maribeth said...

OMG! Both films look painful to me. Of course I am sitting here with a torn meniscus so maybe I am not a good judge right now!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

excellent choice.

YellowRose said...

OUCH! That looks like it hurt!

I guess I could have taken a picture of my broken toes!! hee hee

Happy Saturday!

PowersTwinB said...

Ohhhh this has to be the MOST broken photo I've seen today! OUCH! my photo is up, please come and visit soon

Deb said...

Ouch.
Fortunately, I've never had a broken bone but if I ever did have one, I wouldn't want it to be in my hand lol!
Thanks for visiting my PH today :))

Jan said...

I agree with Crystal - OUCH! Glad it all healed.

Jessica Morris said...

oh that does look painful, despite the fact you said it wasnt painful!!

superkimbo said...

Wow! Those are awesome pictures! I've never broken anything, so seeing an x-ray is still kind of nifty to me :)
And I love your design theme for your blog!

Michelle said...

I remember when he broke his hand too, and the xray w/the steel plates and screws is a bit freaky!

Incog & Nito said...

Ouch for sure. There have been a few broken bones for this theme. Hope the fix is ok now. Happy weekend.

Desert Diva said...

That looks painful. I remember when I broke my right wrist - not a fun summer. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

claude said...

Ouch! It's a good thing it's fixed now. Good for the broken theme

Teena said...

I've been lucky ... I've never broken anything before.

Mine's up too :)

Leslie said...

Ouch! Wow. Good choice for the hunt.

Karen said...

Wow, I hope that looks worse than it feels, because it looks pretty serious. Thanks for stopping by my Photo Hunt.

TorAa said...

No doubt this is a real Broken entry. Great x-rays too. Evven I could see where the finger was Broken.

:))

Jody said...

Oh, ouch! That looks painful!

Glad it mended well!

Angelo said...

Ouch! I'm glad it's all healed up now. That's gotta be my favourite broken thing for this week's hunt :) Have a great week ahead!

Shoshana said...

It really looks painful. Thank G-d for the advance we have made in medicine. Good to know it's all fixed now.

pastormac said...

When I went in to see the X-Ray, I said, "oh, wow, that's broken." Just call me Moto (Master of the obvious).

It has healed great. It hurts occasionally but not much and I am fully functional again!

Marcia said...

Not fun and so many screws.

Biker Betty said...

It sure looks painful. Both the before and after. Hope the broken finger is healing okay. Poor hubby.

FamilySnows said...

Owwww, the human body is amazing isn't it?

Heart of Rachel said...

Oh my, I'm sorry about what happened. But I'm glad that the damage has been fixed. It's great how science can help heal us. Take care!

eph2810 said...

Well, even though it might have not hurt that much as you mentioned, it looks like it did. Great that you had those x-rays available for your hunt this week.
Have a wonderful week...

Sunflower said...

wow, it looks scary!
Take care and don't let it happen again:-)

Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me! Welcome back anytime.

Have a nice weekend!

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Sunflower

Sanni said...

*OUCH* I´m glad to read it was not as painful as I think it had to be... although it´s hard to believe =)

Thanks for visiting my hunt on Saturday. Have a nice week, Ann =)