Chest 167; Dislocation

19 Jan

Chest 167; Dislocation

The image is taken from the acute X-ray of a right shoulder, it includes some of the chest, and so I felt it could be included in my series. It is one of very few X-ray pictures where I know the identity of the owner. My dearest friend and companion. She slipped and fell just over a year ago. When I picked her up it was obvious that the shoulder was dislocated, possibly broken. As a medical student I was taught the Hippocratic method of shoulder dislocation reduction, and so reduced her shoulder immediately whilst she was still in shock and wouldn’t register the pain.

This image contains the X-ray taken on the same day as the accident. The shoulder is dislocated, and the bone on the glenoid of the scapula in the joint is broken. It took a year and a shoulder replacement to mend. Circles within circles represent the microscopic bone structure. The colours, angles and bright points reflect that year of exquisite pain and suffering.

4 Responses to “Chest 167; Dislocation”

  1. Photobooth Journal January 22, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    A very dramatic story behind this artwork, Tony. I’m not getting notifications of your posts😢. I wonder why that is? It says I’m still a follower at the bottom of the page. . .

  2. Playamart - Zeebra Designs March 27, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    I thought I had commented on this one, but sometimes – with the slow internet or via offline/online, the comments get lost! This was a very interesting post, and a very special work of art for you… i like the cool blues in one corner and the warm colors in the opposite…

    An unexpected fall caused a crack in my shoulder once upon a time, so the post had an extra facet of interest. Thankfully mine healed ok, though it took a long time!

    • Xraypics March 28, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

      Thankyou so much for your comment, the past eighteen months have been very difficult, thankfully we are coming through the other side. My lovely wife’s life has been inextricably changed. Meanwhile I have your wonderful blogs to keep my interest and as encouragement. Thankyou Lisa. With the best wishes, Tony

      • Playamart - Zeebra Designs March 29, 2018 at 5:54 am #

        Thank you for that glimpse into a more-personal side of your life. Concerns for loved ones can weight heavy on our hearts, and as you know, that affects other aspects – even our health. Am sending you and your loved ones an outpouring of love…

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