Install Videos and Pictures 🩸

Short video of the replacement of my flexM1 with a flexDF2. No sound to stay below 8MB, and to protect the guilty :slight_smile:

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Got my first flex implant installed tonight.

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Aren’t the pointy ends supposed to be out for the FlexWolverine implants? :dagger:

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When I posted it on discord I made the caption “Shittiest Wolverine ever!” LOL!

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That appears to cross over the metacarpal bone?

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It doesn’t, it’s nestled safely between them. I can tell because when I run my fingers along both bones it doesn’t hurt, if I push in between it certainly does! LOL!

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Im pretty sure I’ve seen people with round flex implants like the flexEM implanted in the middle of the top of their hand. Would the veins not get in the way? I am wanting to put mine there but I keep looking at my hand thinking my veins are in terrible spots for this one.

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To put it blunt not really. Since you’re more than likely cutting veins in the process they tend to reroute themselves. Nerves similarly (if they grow back at all) will more than likely not grow back the same.
You can read quite a bit about it here. A few of us have flexEM on the far side of our hand.

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I had a flexNExT there, and though it’s notably larger, it didn’t cause any problems with the veins. Like NoUsersLefft already said, they reroute anyways - I ended up with a vein above the implant, and several below it, I guess. At least, now the implant is out again, I can see several veins that were covered by it before. But I didn’t have any trouble with veins or tendons - just be sure you choose a good installer who’s good with his tools :wink:

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I had a successful install today. I had 2 xSIIDs installed, one in each hand. I also had a xG3 installed in my thumb. I placed another xG3 on the outside to give a better approximation of where it is.

I’ll give it a little time and see if a pinky install is something I’m still interested. Pinky and xG3 for scale.

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You’re a brave man. Installing a glass implant in the one digit that sees more action than the other 4 combined and that’s used to impart force on things all the time… wow.

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Yes, I had considered that. With a quick search I was unable to find anything on here about anything installed in a thumb. It’s definitely in the let’s see how it goes long term category for now.

Fortunately I’ve had no problems with my middle or ring finger magnets as of yet. Again if all goes well for a bit, I’ll be eying my pinky on the same hand next.

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I got my xG3 v2 installed in my thumb about a month ago. So far so good. It’s in my non-dominant hand and I don’t even notice it most of the time.

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So not an install but an extraction

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Looks like the encapsulation started breaking down?

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Heey the magnet broke
A chip came of

And that caused the failing

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What magnet is this?

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its one of the magnets that tom had made

it probably happend when i got it sandwichd between me and some metal
so yeah

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Parylene coating? Brittle stuff.

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yes parylene coating

the one on knife edge is still going strong

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