Yesterday after Amber had put Duane through his paces and he was resting with his ice packs, we were all chatting about this and that. She happened to mention that at one point in her all of her training, she was allowed to stand next to a joint replacement surgeon and observe a knee replacement. She said that during the surgery, the patient’s knee cap is removed and discarded! She said that sometimes a surgeon will place a plastic piece over the knee to give it a more normal look, but not attach it to the tendons--it just stays in there. She said that since the new joint is made of metal, it doesn’t need to be protected. I found that simply amazing! Who knew?
Apparently I didn’t. Did you?
Louise and Duane