01 July 2021

A cautionary image for the Fourth of July

This should be a res ipsa loquitur image, but the anatomy is so distorted that I'll point out it is the xray of the hand of a man who was holding a mortar firework when it exploded.  He underwent surgical amputation last summer, endured excruciating phantom limb pain 24/7, became addicted to opioids, and finally obtained relief from peripheral nerve stimulation.  Details at the Wisconsin State Journal.

I have traditionally reposted the story of Jacqueline Saburido on New Year's Eves.  Perhaps I should post Ben Shortreed's hand film every Fourth of July.

1 comment:

  1. "Verona man loses hand after fireworks accident"

    Being seriously injured due to ignitng an explosive that you are holding in your hand is not an accident. Nor is lighting explosives in your backyard a "harmless, low-key family day..." I think the guy is fortunate to be alive.


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