The Arthritic Limb

    Timber :  Budgeroo Limb

This wall mounted carving is a gift to Dr Patrick Weinrauch in appreciation of his kindness and skill as an Orthopedic Surgeon.

In August 2013 Guy's arthritic hip was surgically resurfaced by Patrick. For more information on this alternative procedure to full hip replacement, please click the link to Brisbane Hip Clinic
This limb shaped Budgeroo branch with a multitude of gnarled burls was selected to represent the arthritis in Guy's limb.  This contrasts with the carved and finely sanded mahogany heart wood represents the polished surface of the new hip joint. 


Patrick receiving the Arthritic Limb from Guy 8 weeks after the surgery.


The Arthritic Limb in pride of place on the Weinrauch mantle piece.





Carvings by Guy Breay


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