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(The Sun)   British army soldier whose arm was ripped off in bomb blast given artifical one based on The Terminator's. Side effect of saying 'Come with me if you want to live' unanticipated by doctors (pic)   ( divider line 9
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2007-01-27 01:58:14 AM  
I love that quote.

Too bad the article doesn't say how it actually resembles a Terminator.
2007-01-27 03:03:25 AM  
And the missus loves it, too.
2007-01-27 03:33:20 AM  
What, no "find Sarah Connor" joke?
2007-01-27 05:01:32 AM  
OMG. A few of you will understand why this story is so important.

The Cyborg Jew Thread

Just skip to the post at 2007-01-13 08:32:51 PM.

It's only a matter of time. Clearly I am on the cutting edge of Jewish legal theory. But I couldn't have done it without Tatsuma. Tats, you are the wind beneath my wings.
2007-01-27 06:58:34 AM  
Monkey, I hear Ya!
2007-01-27 09:02:47 AM  
From TFA

"In Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger played a flesh-covered robot."

/Ric Romero writing for the Sun now?
2007-01-27 09:31:51 AM  
What a great headline!
2007-01-27 10:28:55 AM  
Bah, that's not a Terminator hand! *THIS* is a Terminator hand. (link pops) And even that isn't a good one, since the prosthetic is covered with a silicone sleeve, not flesh.

The operation mention in the article probably isn't anything close to what a Terminator/Luke Skywalker hand would be.

I'm just speculating based upon the picture and a couple sentences, but the metacarpals and dorsal soft tissues were probably smashed to hell, while preserving the digits distally, as well as the flexor tendons and other palmar soft tissue.

The plastic surgeon probably harvested a large chunk of torso containing portions of three ribs, the surrounding intercostal muscles, and the associated vessels. The chunk o' meat was then transferred to the hand, where the ribs were used to bridge the bony defects, and the intercostal arteries were hooked up to arteries in the hand in order to provide blood supply to the transferred tissue.

The "silicone wires" are probably Hunter active tendon implants. These are polyester cables with a silicone coating, and are used to bridge large tendon defects in a local environment where extensive scarring is expected. The body will form a slick sheath of pseudocapsule around the silicone, and a few months later the implants will be removed and replaced by tendons harvested from somewhere else (probably the toe extensors).

Very cool surgery, but still not a Terminator hand.

+1 on the headline, though.

/"Hey, buddy. You got a dead cat in there, or what?"
//hand surgeon, getting kick out of these replies, etc.
2007-01-27 06:56:57 PM  
Parthenogenetic: /"Hey, buddy. You got a dead cat in there, or what?"

"fark you asshole."
/not you, Parthenogenetic
//wants a Skywalker hand.
///or two.
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