last updated 2004-07-14
as taken by Robert Krpoun

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These are some interesting X-Rays of various parts of Rob's anatomy.

First, we have the bolts in my back.
They were installed in 1989 in order to stabilize my scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
Click here for the highest resolution version of the first x-ray. (2220x2804x256 - 530kb)
Click here for the highest resolution version of the second x-ray (2100x3060x256 - 560kb)
(I apologize for the poor quality of these two x-rays... they have faded badly over the last 15 years.)

Next, we have my mangled right ring finger.
I crashed my mountain bike on July 4th, 2004 and dislocated the middle (Proximal IP) joint

(I don't have an X-Ray of the dislocation as I "relocated" it immediately after the crash,
so here is a reasonably accurate illustration of what happened.)

and broke the tiny piece of bone where the tendon attaches to the bone in the tip of the finger (Distal Phalanx), a little ways behind the fingernail.
Click here for the highest resolution version of the this x-ray. (1848x2148x256 - 380kb)

I have to keep my finger immobilized 24/7 for 4 to 6 weeks.
It is very likely that I will have a full recovery.

Here is a good link about this condition, known as "Mallet Finger".

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