Funniest injury you have ever seen..... - page 15

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   RNZenpeaceful
    I was the triage nurse in a busy city ER one Saturday evening. Suddenly, I heard shrieking and screaming as the doors burst open; it was a young woman who had accidentally amputated her left index finger while cutting potatoes. She was with her drunk boyfriend, who for some reason maintained an idiotic grin on his face and was holding back laughter during this entire crisis. I threw the woman into a wheelchair,after applying a quick pressure dressing to the site, and ran with her into the trauma room. The ER doc asked the boyfriend if they had brought the amputated finger, and BF nodded, still with the idiotic grin on his face. He then held up a coffee mug with the words, "My Dad went to Wallahoochee Lake, and all I got was this stupid mug!", and inside the mug was the finger. The woman was shortly taken up to surgery, and the finger was successfully re-attached. About a week later, I was working in the ER again (this time in the main acute care area); it was about 3 am...I was writing some nurse's notes, and a co-worker sat next to me and said, "Would you like some coffee?" There, in her hands, was the "My Dad went to Wallahoochee Lake, and all I got was this stupid mug!", filled with fresh coffee.....It took me about 10 minutes to stop laughing and tell her what was soooo funny!
  2. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    When I was working at a local hospital, one of our human resources secretaries managed to amputate half of her pointer finger by slamming it shut in a file cabinet drawer. They were able to reattach it, but how she managed to completely cut it off that way, I have no idea.
  3. by   puppersRN
    Took care of a young man once who fractured his hip jumping over one of those construction sawhorse things. He was trying to impress a girl. Too bad he took the viagra before the accident....
  4. by   Still Riding
    I know a man that is a cop and put on his bullet proof vest and told his 18 year old son to punch him as hard as he could. Well his son punched him in the chest through the vest and broke 3 ribs.

    Not the brightest thing he has ever done.
  5. by   nursekelly217
    While in Iraq, my husband was injured in an explosion and suffered trauma to his groin. Prior to a painful surgical repair, his urologist was trying to make him feel better by telling him about other such delicate repairs to young men ... apparently he had a patient who was going at it with his girlfriend on the kitchen floor and the poor guy missed, slamming himself into the kitchen floor so hard he basically bent his penis completely in half, requiring multiple surgeries to fix!
  6. by   SaraO'Hara
    I didn't see this one personally, but read it in a newspaper article posted on a motorcycling message board.

    A motorcyclist was approaching an intersection, just behind a van. A woman driving a large SUV came up behind him at 55 mph. SUV collided with back of motorcycle; motorcyclist was propelled through the van's back and front windscreens and came to rest on the hood. The SUV then collided with the back of the van.

    EMS were called. The motorcyclist had suffered multiple broken ribs, lacerated spleen, fractures to each humerus, tibia, fibula, radius, and ulna. He was unconscious. EMS called ahead to the ER. The attending mentioned that he should probably call the coroner, after an accident like that.

    "No sir; he's still alive."

    The motorcyclist was conscious and aware the next evening and is expected to make a full recovery
  7. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from SaraO'Hara
    The motorcyclist was conscious and aware the next evening and is expected to make a full recovery
    wow thats amazing
  8. by   Josifek
    Quote from Aneroo
    Ew gross! Wouldn't that irritate her knees? :chuckle -Andrea
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle I hate to admit that I had to stop and think a moment about this one before I got it!
  9. by   Josifek
    Just this past week at clinicals (OR observation) there was a big bearded motercycle looking guy with a huge vibrator stuck way up his retum. His girlfriend supposedly put it there and couldn't get it back out. After two days they came to the hospital to have it removed. According to the dr. it had traveled rather far. I've seen this same question posted on this thread a few times but I have to ask it again in all seriousness: "Why do folks put things, especially really large things, up their a**"? I wonder if maybe it comes from some type of sexual mosestation as a child? Maybe some type of obsession steming from abuse? Just a thought.
  10. by   lpnstudentin2010
    It has been a long time but, bump.
  11. by   Vikingkitten
    I was a young Sergeant artillery section chief at Ft. Bragg, and showing some newbies (Cherries) how to rig an artillery piece for Heavy Drop. Showing (and warning) them of the dangers of letting the rachet on the tie down strap loose while it is under a lot of tension- you don't want your "piece " to separate from the drop platform. The Cherry lets go, and of course, My knee is in the direct path! Needless to say, I spent that field exercise on bedrest and with ice and narcs!
  12. by   cherbRN
    First of all this never came to mind when I heard the word "fracture" but apparently it happens! I have had two patients with this diagnosis and the last one being the "funniest"?

    I had a male patient come in and states, "My penis is HUGE!" I take a couple steps back and ask him to repeat himself. Again he says the same thing. He says he needs the Dr to come take a look at it right away because it is just HUGE!...NO to get the the MD.

    Doc comes back out, says, "He fractured his penis!" HUH??

    So then the pt. girlfriend comes back to the room, the patient gives the details of "Me and my lady know...and then I felt a pop!"

    So in the meantime, the secretary is taking a phonecall at the desk and transferring it to the patients room, he picked up and there was no one there....

    The secretary says, the patients WIFE just called from her cellphone and was frantic because a friend of the patients just called her and told her the patient was in the ER but she didnt know why...

    Guess who shows up!

    Needless to say, security had to get involved!

    Let that be a lessen to them boys that think they are getting away with somethin'! :chuckle:chuckle
  13. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from pbajs
    here is one i saw on the internet, took me a few days to find the story and picture.

    ... statistics show that archery is safer than baseball, football, and even soccer, ...

    october, 2001 - two brothers, ron and brian, were hunting deer. as ron shot his bow, he bumped his brother, causing brian to swivel as he was shooting and his arrow hit ron in the back of his head. the arrow penetrated ron's skull and pierced his brain. the fact that the brothers were standing close together prevented the accident from being worse. ron remained conscious and was calming brian down, who was shaken by the incident, as they walked from the woods. surgeons spent three hours removing the arrow.

    ouch!!!!! that gives me a headache just thinking about it.