It really is amazing how we can be cut open and screwed together. A case in point is of course the metal work now holding mu hip together. They tell me the ball part of the joint on my leg punched its way through the socket in my hip. Sounds painful and indeed it was.
However, I cant help but be impressed with the repair work. They rebuilt the socket and pinned it altogether making what is hopefully going to be a strong reliable hip. Sure they tell me I'll need a replacement in about ten years time, but for now, I think this should do.