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list of medical procedures

  1. "Bilateral manipulation under anesthesia":  Because I broke both legs and then was laying in a hospital bed for a long, long time, my legs became very stiff and inflexible.  I also had massive amounts of scar tissue within the muscles and soft tissues, I guess.  This made it basically impossible for me to bend my knees or do things like get up from the floor, if I was to fall down,  In order to fix this problem, I had the aforementioned procedure (bilateral manipulation under anesthesia).  Actually, I had to have that procedure done twice, much to my chagrin, because I didn't realize that after the procedure was done the first time, I was supposed to be using the newly regained flexibility intensively, every day. That was not made clear to me by the first surgeon, so after a while my legs, horrifyingly, became stiff again.
  2. "Resection of Heterotopic Ossification in Forearm": So this is kind of an interesting one;  Apparently, when you break bones and have a brain injury (I guess it also happens with severe burns), the human brain is like "WTF?!?!" and does this really terrible thing where it grows bone back where bone should not be.  Here is a video about what happens, it's kinda gross to think about. Also totally fascinating.  The human body is craaaazy.
  3. Also, because my inner ear bones were smashed after my head/skull got shaken around when I got launched off of my motorcycle, my hearing was totally messed up, at first.  Fortunately, I had really awesome ENT doctor who did a number of surgeries on my messed up ear canals to make my hearing return to normal.  In fact, based on what he's said, I should now not have to worry about the kind of  natural hearing loss that people suffer from as they get older.  That may be the one good thing that came out of this whole catastrophe, perfect hearing for life.  We'll see, I guess.
  4. Removal of IVC Filter: so this is another interesting one;  Here is the wikipedia page about the problem that is the reason for this device's existence.