I finally got copies of my X-ray plates. I didn’t have an awesome way of getting them into the computer so I threw them on my lightbox and took pictures of them with my 50mm lens on the camera. I think the camera got all of the detail that was on the film so I think it worked fine.
A quick aside: Why do I have a lightbox? I have the full gear for a darkroom and a light table is one of the requisite pieces of kit to do proper darkrooming. Even if I had a scanner, I doubt I would have something big enough to scan the (I’m guessing) 11×17 films I have.
Here are the two before plates:
Here’s the after with the hardware. These are going to be the same angles as before.
Now I want to point out the different angles that my femoral head was pointing before and after.
I tried to scale and rotate to keep as much of the same angle as I could. The left X-Ray is identical to what the doctor at the urgent care had access to. In fact he had a better view since he was looking at a full pelvic plate as well.
My left leg’s femoral head/neck looked like the picture on the right (without the pins of course), the right leg looked as above.
How do you mis-read that as a “chip?” What the hell, man?
In any case, feel free to click on any of the above pictures for mega-super high-res versions. :-)