Thursday, February 24, 2011
At the pre-admissions conference, the nurse asked me what I was coming to Swedish for and replied, "well you should know, didn't the surgeon tell you when he sent all the lab work over?", she kindly replied, "we KNOW what we are doing to you, you just need to tell us, so that everything lines up.", "oh, I see". Again, Double-checking is a good thing.
BTW - the cut is long so that the surgeon can have some room to work. When you do resurfacing you need some room to dislocate, get the tools in there to grind the femur top, grind the cup area in the acetabulum, and be able to sight the angles and make sure it all lines up right. None of the muscles below get cut, they just get moved over a little.