Funniest injury you have ever seen..... - page 3

I took care of a guy once who had an injury to the third toe and complete amputation of the fourth toe. When asked how this injury occurred......"I was using my twelve gauge shot gun to kill moles in... Read More

  1. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Quote from Mandarella
    A guy 20years old came into the ER, he and his girlfriend were "playing" around on the couch...he rolled off and fell straight down on his "member." Apparently he was a little excited to be play fighting with his girlfriend...it worked against him, according to the attending-he "fractured" it. Poor guy.
    I say again OOOOOOOOOOH!
  2. by   DG5
    Well, we have some stories - my dad was a doctor in the Congo many years ago. He said a woman brought her baby to his clinic one day with a big dent in his head. A coconut fell out from the tree she was nursing him under and hit the baby's head. My dad said he pushed and prodded a little around the dent and pop! It made a popping sound and the skull popped up just like a ping pong ball and they went home happy.

    When he worked in Africa, A man arrived in the clinic with a large kitchen knife in the top of his head right up to the hilt. He just came in the waiting room and sat down in the chair to wait his turn, quite alert and content to wait! I've seen the photo - my dad happened to have a camera with him that day. Unbelievable! He managed to get it out and the man was none worse for the wear.
  3. by   IamRN
    Quote from DG5
    When he worked in Africa, A man arrived in the clinic with a large kitchen knife in the top of his head right up to the hilt.
    Woo dude! How did that happen?
  4. by   DG5
    As far as I remember, he said it was in a fight, and he basically had to pull it out under desperate conditions in a remote third world situation! Fortunately this worked! I'll have to ask him again just exactly how that knife went in without harming the patient's brain!
  5. by   teeituptom
    must have irritated someone
  6. by   teeituptom
    There was this guy
    he wanted to steal the eagle from the top of the flag pole
    he slowly climbed up
    unscrewed the bird
    slid rapidly down the pole in his excitement
    the little hooks you secure the flag ropes to
    ripped through his pants
    and through his scrotum

    try explaining that one to everyone

    and then get arrested by the police for Grand theft of the eagle thingee
  7. by   Jay-Jay
    This one made the Darwin Awards. A couple of men were driving in their truck at night on a poorly lit country road, when the lights quit working. It was a blown fuse. One of them got the idea of replacing the fuse with the cartridge from a rifle bullet. The bullet fitted the fuse socket just fine, and they continued their merry way home....

    until the bullet exploded, and hit the driver in the scrotum!

    Needless to say, he lost control of the truck, and they wound up in the ditch!

    When the wife of the driver found out about her husband's injury, her first question was: "Is the truck all right?"

    Don't like to stereotype, but d'ya think this just MIGHT have happened in the South, where every red-blooded male drives around with a rifle or shotgun behind the driver's seat in his truck? And trucks are just as much of a religion as guns?
  8. by   2ndgenerationnurse
    floating the ER one night when a young man came in with his eyelid glued shut ;O(
    seems his wife would put his eye drops in for him at night and had her bottle of nail adhesive next to his eye drops!!! he wasn't very forgiving:angryfire , though his wife could not have felt worse ... we just wondered why the big boy couldn't have put in his own eye drops!!!
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    MICHAELSSS...lol just wondering if the kitchen is one of your favorite places now
  10. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from 2ndgenerationnurse
    floating the ER one night when a young man came in with his eyelid glued shut ;O(
    seems his wife would put his eye drops in for him at night and had her bottle of nail adhesive next to his eye drops!!! he wasn't very forgiving:angryfire , though his wife could not have felt worse ... we just wondered why the big boy couldn't have put in his own eye drops!!!
    That is probably what his wife thought and I bet he does his own now LOL :roll :roll
  11. by   Snowy
    A nominee for "funniest" injury...

    women came in with cc of nipple pain. Turns out she decided to get her nipples pierced for her 65th birthday. Considering the age and nature of the complaint, everyone thought it was quite amusing
  12. by   RNin92
    I have a cpouple of favorites to add...

    50 y/o male comes in for amputated fingers.
    Seems he was trying to prune his shrubs with the push mower.
    Brought his 15 y/o son with him...
    Son was holding up the other side of the mower.
    Hmmmm...who thought THAT was a good idea?!!?

    Then of course there are the numerous "suicide attempt:...
    Guy who tried to hang himself...using the shower curtain rod
    Girl who tried to slash her wrists...with a pen
    Guy who tried to OD...forgot to refill his scripts
    Guy who tried to die of CO poisoning in his garage...tube fell out of car
    Then I had a very pathetic 16 y/o...
    Tried to hang himself in the backyard...branch broke
    Tried to off himself in the garage...ran out of gas
    Tried to strip naked and lay in the snow in woods and die of exposure...found by a hunter
    Told this kid...it is just NOT your time son!
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    A friend of mine was doing his first night of internship on an ER rotation in Kansas. There was a thunderstorm that night -- thunder and lightning lighting up the sky! He was at the reception desk of the ER, staring at the rain through the sliding glass doors. A lightning bolt lit up the parking lot, and he saw an incredibly macbre sight! A man came walking through the rain, carrying a limp, unconscious woman. But the truly bizarre thing was he appeared to have a hatchet protruding from his skull.

    Yup! The guy got all likkered up and decided to try his hatchet-throwing skills by throwing at a target affixed to a cement wall in his basement. The hatchet hit the wall, bounced back, and embedded the sharp edge in the guy's skull. Frightened, he went upstairs to get his wife to drive him to the ER. She took one look at him and passed out. So he picked her up and put her in his pick-up truck to drive her to the ER.

    Seems that the hatchet went right between the two lobes. It was successful removed and the guy was discharged without any discernable brain damage. (And ADDITIONAL brain damage!)

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