yep i know they haven’t said anything about it now. so maybe i wont be going to the hand surgeon. definitely scared my mum off a bit
im such a prick id spend my day saying “I told you so” to them about how its easier to keep in than remove
I’m so sorry for you … You would like to keep your implant or you want to remove too ?
…yea I would too also…. Also probably Shame the dr
I was kind of shocked that the doctor had a hard time. I would’ve figured the doc would do some research before attempting to remove it. Take half an hour googling it at least.
The doc that put the chip in my right hand in June 2005 tried to remove it 4 months later so we could swap it. He dug around in there for 20 minutes trying to get at it, but the problem for a doc is that these chips are fragile glass things you can’t just grip with forceps and yank out like any other foreign object. That means they have to be coaxed out, and only after carefully cutting open the collagen encapsulation pouch they end up inside of… and that stuff is unforgiving. If you have only two hands, this is actually quite difficult.
It wasn’t until I put a glove on and positioned the tag myself with a pincer move (shown in the video linked above) that he was able to actually make the cut in the collagen pouch and the tag basically shot right out because of the pressure I was putting on it myself with my gloved hand. This all took about 15 seconds from the time I started assisting until it was out. Without assisting in this way, I can definitely confirm it’s difficult. I attempted a removal procedure on a friend of mine, and it was a bloody mess. They were unable to assist because of their aversion to blood, so I had to sort of pressure the chip myself and then wield a scalpel one handed through an incision to make it happen… a lot of jabbing and stabbing later, the chip popped out… but it was a bloodbath, and I decided right there that removals were not something I would ever do again.
So… like just about everything… removing an x-series is easy if you do it the right way… if you don’t, then it’s not easy at all. A flex is much easier to remove because you can just grab the thing and yank it out.
My thoughts exactly about the research
Isnt the whole idea with medicine to choose the least risky thing?
Meaning they should have done some research about how implants work… so they bond to flesh, do they not… is there a risk of infection etc
And then make decisions,
This just seems like… yolo I got a scalpel
is it just me who thinks it’s WHACK the doctor wasn’t able to remove it? i removed mine without less damage using a scalpel, surely a doctor knows simple incision but instead the kid was left with (probably) a scar and no removal
I mean Amal said it can be a struggle… but mine was under 10 seconds to remove
I think it’s just no experience… which would make me think they’ve would be more cautious, not “fuck it, how hard can it be”
keep it ofc.
My family doctor broke the glass vial on mine while trying to remove it so scheduled me for proper surgery with a specialist.
note to doctors : the glass vial won’t bend.
pardon the language but jesus fucking christ he was BENDING it???
how shit of a doctor do you have to be to not be able to make an incision and apply pressure to tease it out
Could be worse, I initially misread the title as failed FACIAL implant removal
It is resin filled, They are not easy to break…
Is this your Dr. ?
Chances are forceps or some other rigid tool was used. The tube will break easily if interacted with
directly using a rigid tool of some kind. The resin and glass together make the tube robust enough so it’s breaking point is higher than surrounding tissue and that means the tissue absorbs any force, but direct action will put a tension point directly on the glass and cause it to break fairly easily.
Doctors also like to grab shit with metal forceps. That’s break it in a heartbeat.
And thats on “professionals” not knowing what there doing…
Yikes! I hope that your upcoming surgery goes well and that the specialist will be able to remove all of the glass.
True, and something to keep in mind if your doctor is not familiar with glass encapsulated implants.
update everyone! have a look at some of my other posts for context. i’m now getting my chip removed by a professional hand surgeon on the 13th of april. the surgeon said he would make a cut along the chip so he could see the nerves instead of just at the top as doing that would be cutting blindly. instead of using glue like the gp he will be using disposable stitches so ill have a nice scar.