Prosthetic Joint In Situ with Antibiotic Beads

Prosthetic Joint In Situ with Antibiotic Beads

Prosthetic Joint In Situ with Antibiotic Beads

I’m not a fan of joints. They are clunky and prone to injuries and pain. I know they are an evolutionary marvel and all, letting us have load-bearing appendages that provide mobility and agility. However, I note that a penis is a load-bearing appendage and it does just fine without bones and joints.

Given we have to have them, it is good to know there are clever humans around who can build near indestructible replacements for when we wear our feeble natural ones out.

I’d like to think that one day full limb replacement can occur. Yes, hands and feet pose a significant challenge, but certainly the long bones may be able to be exchanged for titanium or carbon fibre. As for bone marrow and blood cell manufacture, I’m happy to keep the fantasy simple for the time being.

The other items I’m sure you’ve noticed in this picture are the little white beads that have been placed around the joint. These antibiotic beads are the equivalent of Osmocote, except that they are impregnated with therapeutic drugs to provide prolonged release of high doses directly into the vulnerable region. They all but eliminate the risk of toxicity and other complications such as blood vessel damage which often occurs with intravenously administered antibiotics.

First developed in the 1970s, beads would be made up in the operating theatre using mix and set medical cement and a raft of antibiotics to match the treatment required.

In more recent years, as are pictured, prefabricated antibiotic beads are now being phased in which dissolve over time to provide the same targeted and sustained release of drugs without the need for follow up surgery to remove them.

So you can have your Steve Austin knees with much less chance of them turning septic.

Now all they need to replace is meat.

193 thoughts on “Prosthetic Joint In Situ with Antibiotic Beads”

      1. there are quite a number of Christians on this site. i don’t quite understand why their god of love allows them to indulge in others poeple’s deaths for entertainmanet…but why single-out @reality? i myself am godless but i’m noticing a lot of hostility directed to just one man and his beliefs.
        so come at me and i will tear you down.

          1. Oh, what I meant to say was….give the guy a break, singling him out would be like attacking the whole world for believing in idols of worship….besides they walk among us everyday and I bet alot of this little geeks making anti remarks don’t do this outside of cyber world, or don’t got the balls…..so bring it!!!

        1. Being a Christian, I don’t believe its wrong to know what’s going on and be informed. Some might say I shouldn’t focus on the negative but I don’t want to pretend the world is something it isn’t. Doesn’t mean I don’t have hope and all that. I know all humans die and suffer and christians aren’t exempt. Plus, I had a fear as a christian that I would someday have to die for my faith and if that happens, maybe I’ll be able to face it better lol I don’t know. I’ve always been a dark person and often felt I don’t fit in even among other christians. Just the way I am.

          1. @realityc07
            In my book your cool…I had a little debate with you where you where going all righteous on me, but i don’t find it offensive by any means i actually like wack jobs….no offense πŸ™‚ ….
            I just had to!!
            Yes max cavalera got kicked out of Sepultura back in 96 I think him and his manager wife due to musical and queer changes….other than that praise the Lord brotha!

      1. i have scoliosis. it was corrected through surgery. i have metal rods screwed into my lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. i tried to get a pic of the scar that runs the length of my back but dunno if it’s showing well.

  1. Wonder was it the first time they had beads put inside them? This has me warmed up for the morning, im going toget surgery to fix my spine. I wish i could get them to film it. Id send a few pics here so everyone could see my insides. Not in a weird sexual way, i know i left myself wide open. And again. Terrible…

    1. I’m going to ask my neurosurgeon if i can get a taping of my VP shunt operation when i meet with him in a couple weeks….hope he says yes..id love to put it on here…oooooh the honor of being a video on here would be sooo great!!..hope this guys not a prick…good luck with your surgery jonny!!

        1. Why thank you scholar….i won’t be having mine until next month sometime..i need my time to get some affairs finished first….i didn’t know jonny was getting this tomorrow i just saw another wanting to donate a surgical video here…..

          1. Thank you my friend…..I’ll always be around….well except while I’m sleeping but my shit stirring ass will be back as soon as i can…who knows maybe I’ll get some hotass nurses to start some shit stirring while there…mmm… <3

    2. stagedoor jonny, as a person with a spinal problem myself, I know what misery it can cause.
      My sincere wishes of good luck for a pain-free, fixed spine. πŸ™‚
      (a video would of been AWSOME, especially more so to me, as a fellow sufferer!)

          1. I wish the Drs here understood more Lady…
            I’m in BC where you would think it would be easily attainable through a Dr., yet you are hard pressed to find a Dr. that will write you a prescription.
            Heal thy self I say πŸ™‚

          1. Oooof…sooo i was allowing a friend to stay in my apt with me and my daughter well he screwed someone over and they came with a cousin to collect and yeah they stabbed my friend in the hand and i come up behind drunk as fuck asking what the fuck id going on in front of my place and that fucking piece off shit Mexican stabbed me in my left tittie….i was pissed but also on so many different drugs that i didn’t want to risk getting into trouble when stitched up in the er and talked to by cops so i just kept it clean and glued it together..its okay now just left a big scar..so i got it covered with a skull and boned…i like it..not the teeth but it was free and cool looking….got rid of my scar as well..

          2. Wow, you got tittie stabbed and glued the wound shut??? Just like I said ladywicked, you got the biggest clit on the block! You are definetly not one of those prissy chicks. You’re a warrior chick. If your name wasn’t ladywicked, warrior chick would have been good for you.

          3. Thanks z…lolz warrior chick…i like that..yeah turns out my friends didn’t fuck them over in the first place..it was all one big misunderstandi ng…when i found that shit out i was livid…..if i gotta get hurt..i like for it to atleast have a purpose man….sigh..

        1. Wow! That’s harrowing as fuck. You’re a bad ass lady for sure hahaha! I once narrowly missed being stabbed by a niggatron in Edmonton. Was at an work friends for a couple of days getting sloshed. Anyways, this black guy (later told he was a crack dealer) was there. Apparently I was saying “you think you’re better than me son” Eventually he got mad and pushed me down and pulled a blade. My friends stuck up for me and he left. Oddly enough , I woke up at 4 am , sober and wide awake with the urge to go see this chick and so that’s what I did. As I was told later, niggatron came back looking for me , my friend said he was mad and thought they were hiding me lol.

          1. I sure hope it is. Maybe take some hand to hand courses if you think it may happen again. The only other knife wound I got is some slash scars on my left lol. Ones huge , I didn’t get it stitched.

          2. I’m actually pretty good withmy hands..just some people are dirty and caught me slipping…i shouldn’t go out fucked up i guess…i don’t like using weapons…but don’t push me…..i have plenty at easy access….but we don’t need to go further with that info..lolz..

  2. I bet it’s expensive, lucky fuckers if it is covered. I have to pay 8000 Euro for my surgery tomorrow, and it’s the second time in 6 months I’ve had to get it. Or I could go to a public hospital, and go on a waiting list of 2 years until I even speak to the fucking surgeon.

          1. @thedre
            not only will ScHoLaR beam you up, she’lll fuse your bits to her hers..;-)

            # the man- the myth- the legend- thedre!!!!
            # vietnam of genitalia here we cum
            #dont be jeallllouuussssss Mrs. thedre and little human units thedres ScHolaR took ya daddy awayyy

  3. I don’t even think about the metal rods in my spine until something like this post reminds me about it. It’s been almost two years since my surgery and I’m as good as new except for the fact I can’t tie my shoes..or put my socks on…or cut my toe nails…who am I kidding, I’m fucked up. At least I can still reach my cock. Btw…hi guys (and girls).

  4. I didn’t know about the antibiotic beads they put in people. None of my body parts have had to be replaced, yet, so it’s interesting to know more about the whole process.

    I can’t help but think of prayer beads when I look at them. Seeing them wrapped all around like that gives a religious aspect to the new joint.

        1. @Altering-erection
          you get your cock blown and supercharged…ScHoLaR wants at it when it’s off the dyno
          *she’ll be grinding your ‘SHIFT’ 3 speeds, FAST FASTER AND FASTEST πŸ˜‰

          #start me up mechanic motherfucker πŸ˜‰
          #crack my dirty block good
          #drain my engine hole good baby

          1. Oh trust me sweetheart, It takes a lot more than sheer vulgarity to scare me away. If anything, it makes my laptop hard to balance. Dirty minded, gear slut that likes metal. I love this woman.

  5. Actually, if you are having surgery ask your doc about spraying in synthetic hot sauce….it’s bull shit that pharm companies have blocked using it…just like on your tongue it over stimulates the nerve endings and numbs all the pain…it works but there is too much money in pain meds ….studies shows no need for pain meds for days after surgery when they sprayed the opening with hot sauce….

  6. What’s up everyone. Gonna caption my photo “got piss?”. All good, except the fookers wouldn’t oblige me by filming my surgery or taking a few snaps of my spine. But they fixed me, so can’t complain I suoppose. Thanks again to everyone who wished me well. I’m refusing all painkillers to see how bad it gets, that’s how bored I am. No Krusty’s chewable morphine for me today. And goddamn, the nurses. Just awesome.

      1. Thanks man, I feel awesome, my legs don’t feel like they are plugged into a nuclear generator anymore, I feel like I could hibernate, the relief is that good. It’s funny, the pain of the surgery ain’t got shit on 3 prolapsed discs. The pain now is a walk in the park compared to before.

          1. Haha why not, I’m paying enough money anyway! If I do my next profile pic will prprobably have a shiner. I have to tread carefully, they are in a great position to hurt me if they feel so inclined…

      1. Thanks @itwasme, best part is there isn’t anyone else in the little ward I’m in so that means no fucking snoring, thank fuck! If there was I’d have to smother them with a pillow cuckoo’s nest style and post the video here. Doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Ah well…

      1. Hey @ladywicked, all good here. I saw your earlier comment about the opiates and decided to give them a miss. You are right, not worth the comedown, plus they cut through scar tissue from before so there is hardly any pain. I’m doin fine without them. I’ll treat myself with something natural when I get home, take a “leaf” out of your book, so to speak.;-)

      1. Thanks fiend, glad to be doing well. I’m almost certain the nurse saw me take that photo, I’ve been getting the odd raised eyebrow from her a few times since. Must have looked a bit weird I suppose, but fuck it. If we can’t have a laugh at life what’s the point?

  7. @stagedoor jonny.
    hubba fuckin hubba πŸ˜‰ look at you!!!!
    *might i remove that johnny shirt πŸ˜‰
    wishing you the best. because your so good lookin your still gonna be inflicted
    **cause ScHoLaR’s gonna be ALL OVER YOU like a rash my handsome motherfucker;-)
    #stagedoor don’t EXIT on me
    #in-thru-the-out-door-handsome motherfucker
    #when one door opens_ one door closes andother door or smells like someone taking a shit on the other side

    1. Haha fuck, if you were here @scholar I wouldn’t be stopping you! Have to say, your comments blow my mind sometimes. You’ve got a hell of a kickass brain behind those Persian lookin eyes. And what a sentence to finish on, I think I may have woke a few patients I laughed that fuckin hard. You should see the paper underwear they try and get you to wear, it fuckin cracked me up. The gown is bad enough. Need to break out a smokers robe and saunter round the place, pipe in hand. Bring a bit of swagger to the place.

      1. @stagedoor jonny.

        mukin suckin fuckin crutch of upchucked fuck!!! DOCTOR DONE DRESSED YOU IN PAPER PANTIES!!!!??
        *either their trying to filter your vicious dump or they want you to gas hard and go up in fart flames like a goddamn fucking atomic bomb
        *they wouldnt dared DONE THIS had Booger and ScHoLaR been parked outside listenin to metal

          1. Thank you @scholar, it’s an honour to be thought of in that way by yourself. This is the only place I feel I can say whats in my head, and people don’t think I’m crazy. The people I interact with here are awesome. I wish I had more friends like these outside of the site.

        1. @scholar, they TRIED, but it just wasn’t happening, I couldn’t stop laughing. It was like a mix of speedos and those hair net things they wear in a surgical theater. I’ll post a fresh pair to ya, you can see the madness for yourself. And feel free to get yourself and your fucking beast of a car over here to Ireland. I can promise you there are next to no women of your caliber around here. You’ll have me ruined, @scholar. Fucking ruined.

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