Saturday, January 03, 2009

Rewired

Just a little update on my clumsy, accident-prone, uncoordinated little brother, AKA The Googlemeister. After splitting his lower humerus like a log being split for kindling, he was fortunate to find a surgeon kind enough to put him back together. He now sports enough metal to make a TSA officer soil himself:

That is what I would call a very nice job. There is an old expression in surgery --- "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." My brother started out as a shredded sow's ear, and it looks like his orthopod has made, if not a silk purse, at least a functional elbow. Nice work!