Funniest injury you have ever seen..... - page 9

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   OCCHCanada
    I worked in the burn unit, caring for a cop with 1st and 2nd degree burns of his face and hands (he was a very ranking cop).
    The police were disposing of a very large cache of weed from several busted grow-ops and Mr. Policeman decided to really get things going, some gasoline would help...it helped alright and earned him a nice flash burn.

    Not only was this one bone-headed stunt, he did it in front of large class of soon to graduate cops.

    I'm sure he'll never live it down - we called him the poster boy for what NOT to do.
  2. by   paytonsnana
    Quote from purplemania
    took care of a ranch hand once who was got an eye infection after collecting a sperm specimen from a bull. Until then I had never considered this was a "manual" procedure.
    Boy that lends it's self to an entirely new meaning when you hear some body say they hand bred the cattle. And to think I thought it ment just taking the bull to the cow. I can imagine the D/C instructions Keep eyes away from bull's hang me downs
  3. by   Salty1
    Retired Chief of Police, depressed over longstanding COPD, brought to ER via ambulance after attempting suicide by putting service revolver in his mouth and firing same. On examination patient was awake and alert with no sign of bleeeding but full upper dentures were cracked in half. Upon removal of dentures, a spent slug fell out on the Mayo stand and a small avulsed area was visualized in the center of the hard palate. Apparently, the revolver had not been fired in more than 30 years and contained the original , severely degraded ammunition.

    The patient's PMD arrived in the ER and inquired "Chief, why did you do this?"
    The Chief replied "Well, Doctor, I received your bill in the mail this morning."
    Although the patient may have been depressed he still managed to keep his sense of humor.
  4. by   llg
    I once hurt my back pulling up my panty hose ... in the bathroom at work ... not drunk ... no special reason. That's just me.

    My father was once working as the physician in a small community ER on a Saturday night. He was sleeping in the call room and fell out of bed. He hurt his back so bad they had to call in the orthopedist from home n the middle of the night.

    I think it runs in the family.

    llg
  5. by   BamaRN
    ok when I was little I for some dumb reason wanted to be hurt - I would do things like put on ace bandages on the school bus and tell everyone I sprained my wrist. I have no idea why I did this. Anyways when I was 7 I was playing outside and thought I would "fall down". So i fake fell - I mean I was just walking around the yard and fell. Imagine my surprise when my leg really started to hurt so off to the ER. Turns out my "fall" tore ligaments in my leg. I wore a hot pink cast for 6 weeks and got all kinds of attention.:chuckle Not long ago I told my mom about this - she didnt think it was too funny!
  6. by   stbernardclub
    I was working in the e.r. one 4th of july 11-7, and some guy comes in with a finger blown off by lighting a firework. That was not so funny, but as I was standing there as the Dr was stitching it, his father comes over and asks if he could watch, Dr said "as long as you don't get sick". Father said, no I am used to this stuff, then he lifts up his hand and says" I blew this finger off last year". Well, I started to bite my lip, I could see tears building in the Dr's eyes, we laughed so hard about it after they left....Just had to be there...
  7. by   Salty1
    38 year old female presented in ER with complaint of foreign body in bladder, to wit, Bic ball point pen refill! X-ray confirmed same. Urologist on call took patient to Cysto for removal. Queried the Urologist as he was leaving hospital as to how or why the Bic pen refill was introduced into bladder. His response was "I don't know - I don't care - maybe she wanted to see if it would write under water."
  8. by   MamaTheNurse
    I used to work in a small rural hospital in Northern MI and some guy came into our ER with "rectal pain" - he claims that he picked some girl up in a bar, they went home and the last thing he remembered was her asking him if he liked "rough sex" - who knows what really happened but it turns out the rectal pain was caused by a jar of Wylers bouillion cubes in his rectum!! The on-call surgeon was able to remove it in the ER but apparently the X-ray was pretty interesting (because those little cubes are wrapped in foil)........
  9. by   mattsmom81
    Some of these stories make ya laugh and shake your head in disgust at the same time...
  10. by   xmaxiex
    My husband and son are avid wrestling fans and I am always after them to stop roughhousing . They have broken several items ! One night we were sitting there watching and I decided to do a leg drop move on my hubby who was laying on the floor . I swung my leg up into the air getting ready to drop .......instead I dropped . My bare little toe had caught on my husbands pant leg and cracked completely to the side . I screamed in agony . When I got to the ER the doctor laughed right in my face ! When people asked at work how it happened I said " I caught it on something " .
  11. by   acgemt
    my favorite was a guy who had his penis stuck in his zipper. It happened over 24 hours prior to seeking medical care. He was full of alcohol because he thought he could dull the pain trying to get it out himself...it didn't work.
  12. by   MamaTheNurse
    I saw the story about the kid who had his senior ring stuck on his penis (and, might I add, that kid either has BIIIGGG fingers or a mighty small...........) and it reminded me of the time when I was first married, I was watching TV and playing with my wedding rings - absentmindedly, I put one of them on my toes and it got stuck -- I got it off eventually but not before it was awful swollen and painful -- my incentive to get it off was the thought of the abuse I would take at work if I had to go into our ER for that dumb reason!!!
  13. by   z's playa
    Quote from MamaTheNurse
    I saw the story about the kid who had his senior ring stuck on his penis (and, might I add, that kid either has BIIIGGG fingers or a mighty small...........) and it reminded me of the time when I was first married, I was watching TV and playing with my wedding rings - absentmindedly, I put one of them on my toes and it got stuck -- I got it off eventually but not before it was awful swollen and painful -- my incentive to get it off was the thought of the abuse I would take at work if I had to go into our ER for that dumb reason!!!

    I thought toe rings were all the rage! :chuckle

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