Be careful with shotguns

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Ignoramus19864
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DO NOT OPEN LINK!!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT...A LOT!!!!

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Tom Gardner

Not to worry, Tom! It is on a par with most of Iggy's other posts. At least this one make sense.

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Robert Swinney

That's not an accidental discharge, that's a negligent discharge. Somebody neglected the rules of gun safety - one of them being "never point it at something you don't want destroyed." That means "even briefly"...

If this was self-inflicted, I betcha he never screws that concept up again...

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Don Bruder

Agreed! I *did not* need to see that this morning...

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Jim Stewart

Its just a picture of a leg with most of the Achillies tendon area blown away and the bone ends sticking out.

No big deal

Gunner

"If I'm going to reach out to the the Democrats then I need a third hand.There's no way I'm letting go of my wallet or my gun while they're around."

"Democrat. In the dictionary it's right after demobilize and right before demode` (out of fashion).

-Buddy Jordan 2001

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Gunner

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Looks like there is enough meat and bone left that he will likely keep the foot, but he is gonna have a hell of a limp for the rest of his life.

Amazing what doctors can do these days.

Gunner

"If I'm going to reach out to the the Democrats then I need a third hand.There's no way I'm letting go of my wallet or my gun while they're around."

"Democrat. In the dictionary it's right after demobilize and right before demode` (out of fashion).

-Buddy Jordan 2001

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Gunner

He kept the tendon too...

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Ignoramus19864

Geez Louise.

Following the Great Motorbike Wreck of 1980 my lower right leg looked darn near that bad. One day when the surgeon came in to change the dressing on the area I cranked up the bed to see what it looked like. After about 10 seconds I cranked it back down. My leg looked like my German Shepard had been chewing on it.

After 7 surgeries and six months out of work I am able to get around pretty good except on cold, damp days when my right ankle pretty much locks up.

OTOH I still have an ankle!

Errol Groff

Instructor, Manufacturing Technology H.H. Ellis Technical High School

613 Upper Maple Street Danielson, CT 06239

New England Model Engineering Society

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Errol Groff

I remember one EMT convention I went to a few years back - the traumatic amputation presentation was given during lunch. Which was spaghetti and meatballs. Didn't think too much of it, there were some seriously interesting photos. Amazing what they can re-attach. And a great reminder of why we don't wear rings and loose fitting clothing while working around rotating machinery. (wow, was that a gratuitous swerve-back-to-topic move or what?)

Dave Hinz

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Dave Hinz

Which is more than the fellow in the picture can say! :)

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Don Bruder

"Don Bruder" wrote: (clip) If this was self-inflicted, I betcha he never screws that concept up again...(clip) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I don't think it was self-inflicted. From the shape of the injury, it looks like the barrel was at right angles to the leg. Hard to do that to yourself.

I'm trying to figure out how they could repair that. A couple of inches of one of the bones is completely taken out. Bone graft?

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Leo Lichtman

Leo, Sometimes cadaver bone can be used as a scaffold for new bone to grow into. If the end of the bone is gone but the joint surface on its mate is intact then either cadaver or live bone can be used. Live bone is very hard to match. If a cadaver bone is used then it will eventually wear out at the joint surface. Sometimes cadaver bone is used this way until live bone that matches can be found. But long stretches of bone are especially hard to replace and have the native bone attach. If a joint is kept immobile for 6 months while waiting for a bone transplant then it will by that time have fused itself. This is why cadaver (killed) bone is used sometimes as temporary solution. I'm not a doctor. I know this because these are options which were presented to me. ERS

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Eric R Snow

Mr. Cheney said, "never saw a quail fly that low before!"

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Don Foreman

They can repair something like that ??!!

It's all gone ! Personally, I'd think I'd just have the doc cut it off.

And those new prosthetics that are made out of spring steel.....have you seen those guys running around with those things ? They MOVE.....boing boing boing...

I want a couple of those things.

I'm not making light of amputees....but things are a lot better then the old peg leg days.

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GatherNoMoss

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When I was much younger, I went shooting with a friend. Our targets were some blocks of wax about 2" thick that he had gotten from somewhere. The .38 made nice, smooth little holes about 1/2" in diameter. The 12 gauge made a hole much like you see on the man's ankle, something you could put your fist through. That taught me early on just how powerful(dangerous) a shotgun can be at close range.

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Gary Brady

I haven't, and won't, look at the picture. But Leo asked about bone grafts. I have had bone grafts done and spoke at length with the doctor about what could be done. Much depends on the patient. As an example, he had one 17 year old boy who had lost a section of his femur. They were desperately trying to find him transplantable bone. If a tissue match could be found the transplant would be done. Apparently the length of missing bone was too great for a cadaver donor. But I think they were going to end up doing that any way if they had to. I had a bunch of cadaver bone put in the end of each radius bone in an effort to rebuild the joint surface. Later, bone was taken from both hips in order to further lengthen the bones. Because of the time passed since the first injury all the connective tissues had contracted to the point that only about 1/2 inch was added. Each ulna was then shortened to re-align the wrists joints. So you can see why keeping a joint immobile for too long will cause the joint to lose motion. ERS

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Eric R Snow

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and that is why I say the 12 gauge is the best home defense gun.

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digitalmaster

You got me while I was eating dinner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tony

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