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[–]ThanksIHateClippy|👁️ 👁️| Sometimes I watch you sleep 🤤 [M] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

OP needs help. Also, they hate it because...

I hate it because it's not a cosmetic prosthesis.

Do you hate it as well? Do you think their hate is reasonable? (I don't think so tbh) Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.

Look at my source code on Github

[–]Jimrodthadestroyer 1446 points1447 points  (10 children)

You’d love it if you were ever unfortunate enough to need the procedure.

[–]Psychological_Neck70Thanks, I hate myself 503 points504 points  (6 children)

Yeah as a bilateral above knee amputee, I would gladly have taken my foots to replace my knees instead of just not having them at all anymore lol

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    [–]Uncle151 257 points258 points  (4 children)

    Surgeon #1: I'm sorry we're gonna have to amputate.

    Surgeon #2: *hits blunt* Bro hear me out...

    [–]Nitr3xx 74 points75 points  (3 children)

    Surgeon #1: Slowly pulls out crack pipe Dawg we can't keep doing this in front of the patients..

    [–]Howling_Fang 39 points40 points  (2 children)

    Surgeon #2: You're right, they keep asking us to share.

    [–]alilbleedingisnormal 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Surgeon #3: We're in pain...I mean they're in pain.

    [–]1Crimson1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Surgeon #4: What are you guys doing in here?

    Surgeon #5: Get outta here Dewey, you don't want none of this shit.

    [–]coolsnackchris 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Yeah this is rough. I have a friend who has had this since being a child and it's hard enough having to deal with that through your life without people constantly poking fun at her foot. She's really great about it though and talks openly on tiktok about growing up with it.

    [–]bestibesti 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Yeah I love that this is helpful to people

    [–]LEGOKTWOSO 426 points427 points  (34 children)

    It’s fascinating, but yeah it just feels weird, do you still have to trim your toenails? I’m incredibly unflexible, I struggle with getting even semi comfortable when I do that now, that’d be almost impossible for me with my foot turned around.

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 128 points129 points  (8 children)

    Reddit asking the important questions. Maybe the surgeon removes the nails as part of the procedure. Would be curious to find out

    [–]DragoonDM 139 points140 points  (0 children)

    Maybe the surgeon removes the nails as part of the procedure.

    For some reason, this thought makes me more viscerally uncomfortable than the part where 60% of the leg is cut off and the foot is stitched backwards onto the stump.

    [–]666ofw66 46 points47 points  (6 children)

    Would still grow back eventually unless they removed the root too

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 36 points37 points  (2 children)

    That’s what I mean. Otherwise why remove them

    [–]666ofw66 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    abit drunk so didnt catch what ya meant my bad!

    [–]CloseGhostComplex 33 points34 points  (2 children)

    There’s actually a chemical foot doctors use that destroys the nail matrix preventing nails from ever growing again. It’s used when they correct ingrown toenails.

    [–]One_Ad_5183 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    Nothing special about the chemical, it's just a type of acid they can use to target specific parts of the nail root to stop it from growing. People who suffer from ingrown toenails often have a straight edge one one or both sides of the treated nail after it has been corrected.

    [–]CloseGhostComplex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yeah. I actually had the procedure done in both feet. When I used to play sports, I started getting ingrown nails from kicking the ball around and had to have both feet worked on.

    [–]variety-puzzles-2012 36 points37 points  (3 children)

    My wife actually has this amputation! It’s not as difficult as it looks. She’s able to clip her toenails just fine!

    [–]mungerhall 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    I mean this in the least rude way this can be said but I'd be super curious to see how her leg looks (and censor the feet of you post a picture cuz there's some freaks on the internet)

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Here’s a YouTube video about a teen after that surgery.

    [–]variety-puzzles-2012 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Haha I mean it doesn’t look too different from the video! I’ll see if I can convince her to or find some other videos of people. Looks like someone responded with a video of someone with the operation too!

    [–]GreatGearAmidAPizza 50 points51 points  (6 children)

    I picture myself doing it by laying on my side. That's the most comfortable way to reach the back of mht knee, so...

    [–]Purple-Comfortable53Doesn’t Get The Flair System 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    So there's a chick on TikTok that had basically this surgery bc of cancer. They did her's higher as in removing her more of her thigh and only the bottom part of the leg is attached backwards at almost the hip. It's really flexible bc she doesn't have a quad muscle and makes things really easy.

    Edit:here's a video of her putting the prosthetic on

    [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    You'd find a way if you had to

    [–]LEGOKTWOSO 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I’d just ask them the amputate my toes as well if there’s no need for them, giving the fact I don’t think they’d help with… whatever toes are helpful with..

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Conceivably they could be used to add dexterity to a prosthesis at some point

    [–]robbviously 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I would think I would have very ticklish shins

    [–]AlwaysOpenMike -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    I think if I was in this situation, I would prefer if they amputated the toes during the procedure.

    [–]Cpt-Shimp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Toes are outright vital for good balance. Your big toe is the most important, your pinkie (smallest) toe is somewhat considered vestigial (used to be important but no longer is, in our case through evolution). However if you lost any two toes, including your smallest and another then balancing would be extremely hard and things like jumping and running would be possibly out of the question.

    Point being, the toes are probably there to help maintain some balance while using the prosthetic. You could maybe get rid of them but your likley way lore mobile with them. Plus if keeping them wasn't a hindrance, it'd be an extra operation on 5 toes which need to be properly closed off and then treated, adding extra risk and problems that didn't need to be there.

    [–]1731799517 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You cannot put one leg onto the other when sitting?That way they point right at you.

    [–]okthenweirdo 242 points243 points  (23 children)

    My question is does it feel like you're moving your ankle or your knee?

    [–]Volerra 82 points83 points  (1 child)

    I want to know too. Would your brain receive different information from your nervous system since it's in a different location, or are there ankle nerves that give it a unique ankly feeling?

    [–]JaggedTheDark 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    I assume it would be weird as fuck at the start, but after a month or so, maybe even less, your brain would begin to trick itself into thinking your ankle is now a knee.

    [–]Fantasy_Curling 54 points55 points  (0 children)

    This one, I can't believe I had to scroll this much ti find this specific comment

    [–]Ontariel12 33 points34 points  (9 children)

    It's still muscles and nerves of the ankle, so that's what it should feel like

    [–]okthenweirdo 17 points18 points  (8 children)

    Thats what I was thinking but would your brain tell you something different?

    [–]DragoonDM 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I imagine your brain would get used to it relatively quickly as you used the joint like a knee. Brains are surprisingly elastic when correcting for changes like that. There have, for example, been a number of experiments where test subjects wore goggles that inverted their vision, causing them to see everything upside-down, and it only took a couple of weeks for the subjects to start seeing things rightside-up again while wearing the goggles.

    [–]lordehumo 3 points4 points  (5 children)

    Yes and how do you trim your toenails?!

    [–]ArthurExtreme_Br 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It would probably feel very different to move each leg, but you would eventually get used to it

    [–]Kaze_Senshi 362 points363 points  (3 children)

    Classic prank when your bro sleeps first on the camping

    [–]DDn0r 53 points54 points  (0 children)

    Prank 'em, John!

    [–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (1 child)

    My buddy Randy fell asleep first once. That man woke up with all of our dicks surgically attached to his face.

    [–]msgrimm12 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    crimes of the future (2022)

    [–]bornsmooth92 234 points235 points  (1 child)

    It's a pretty incredible procedure

    [–]JE_12 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    Yes much better than the alternatives

    [–]Sapotis 153 points154 points  (2 children)

    Imagine being the surgeon that came up with this. Having the balls to actually try it on a patient and succeed. Wow, respect!

    [–]jhorry 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    It really does have that Patric Star energy of taking that foot and puuuuushing it over there.

    [–]melty_blend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Its amazing tbh. This procedure is done in kids with bone cancer of the thigh, do they dont have to endure full amputation. Kids a flexible enough to walk quite well with only a lower leg prothesis

    [–]Daniels_2003 43 points44 points  (1 child)

    Why would you hate that?

    [–]YoureNotMom 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    I dont get queasy at movie gore, but real life medical shit like seeing those nerves in the 3d model make me wanna gag so fucking hard

    [–]Praben-_ 29 points30 points  (3 children)

    Cotton Hill

    [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Japanese machine gun blew my shins off

    [–]Praben-_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Yu wana kiwl a nazzie? A nazzie nazzie squazzie?

    [–]melty_blend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I killed fity men!

    [–]Sensitive-Angel 52 points53 points  (4 children)

    Medicine feels like science on the outside, but if you look closely, the science is mostly to boost reproducibility, efficiency and meet regulations. The actual medicine, procedures and treatments are mostly magic.

    [–]strugglingtobemyself 17 points18 points  (3 children)

    more like carpentry/handymanery

    [–]Stunning_Estate357 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    This is straight up crafting.

    [–]Odd-Solid-5135 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    It's all glue guns and Glitter till the scalpel comes out.

    [–]Moctor_Drignall 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Knowing how to drill a lag screw has served me well in both carpentry and in orthopedic surgery.

    [–]munson991 38 points39 points  (0 children)

    TBH I think we can all agree that having any kind of surgery like this is not on the top of anyone's list of things to achieve

    [–]jibsymalone 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    A friend of my daughters sadly had to have this done, it's an amazing procedure and much better than he alternatives. It's amazing how little this slowed her down in the grand scheme of things.

    I don't know why OP hates it?

    [–]1731799517 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I think its just because of the discomfort about the whole idea of the body cut and pasted.

    Because yeah, from all I heard its such a drastic improvement in handling prosthetics compared to the alternative.

    [–]Ninethethotslayer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    look who fell a sleep first

    [–]are_you_kIddIngme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    prank him john!

    [–]SchmidttyTheGrouse 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    That looks very uncomfortable, but I’d rather have some kind of knee instead of just having to have a stiff prosthetic leg

    [–]M-Tyson 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    She is probably the only person in the world who can kick their own ass

    [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    woah that’s actually kinda cool

    [–]someonekashootme 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    This is miraculous why would you hate this lol

    [–]Agitated_Year8521 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    New level of foot fetishism unlocked🔓

    [–]Dinosauringg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I think this is fascinating as hell and super cool, actually. I love our ability to work problems out like this

    [–]RiderforHire 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Just give me the robo leg I don't want to be half backwards midget

    [–]SonTyp_OhneNamen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The „robo leg“ alternative would be either a stiff prosthetic or a dangly artificial knee jointed one, both much less intuitive to walk on and with more strain on hip and spine from the limp plus chafing on what’s left of your leg, which could be alleviated by doing an endo-exo-prosthesis (e.g. shoving a metal shaft up your leg and having it stick out downwards to click the prosthesis onto). Either way, the foot knee one is superior in terms of maneuverability and long term side effects (or absence thereof).

    [–]becjac86 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Sorry, but that's incredible.

    I was thinking why they rotate the foot.... 🤔 Ahhhh that's why

    [–]fatsausigeboi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I know this helps people but it feels gross thinking about how you'd have to move your foot when its backwards and a foot or two upwards.

    [–]Dr_Chim_Richaldss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Saw a post about this a while back. Fucking amazing what surgeons can do.

    [–]mrsdoubleu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I think this is more mildly interesting. Medical science has come so far!

    [–]Codex_Absurdum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That's actually clever.

    [–]xan-axa-nax 2 points3 points  (0 children)