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(New York Daily News)   Bad: sepsis and gangrene. Worse: quadruple amputation. Fark: then someone steals your prosthetic limbs   (nydailynews.com) divider line 88
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2009-09-13 07:31:08 PM
How is img1.fark.net?
 
2009-09-13 08:57:37 PM
Thanks for the tag change admins.
 
2009-09-13 09:04:05 PM
trevorpythag.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-09-13 09:08:35 PM
submitter: quadratic amputation

(arm)x2 + (arm)(leg)x + (leg)2

That's a lot of amputatin'. :-/
 
2009-09-13 09:38:20 PM
Welcome, Matt.
 
2009-09-13 10:13:51 PM
in before Good Country People
 
2009-09-13 10:14:14 PM
Can't somebody give this poor woman a hand?
 
2009-09-13 10:14:17 PM
Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.
 
2009-09-13 10:14:24 PM
Now she's looking for a handout?
 
2009-09-13 10:16:18 PM
blazemongr: Can't somebody give this poor woman a hand?

RockIsDead: Now she's looking for a handout?

Too slow :(
 
2009-09-13 10:16:36 PM
The Aristocrats!
 
2009-09-13 10:16:38 PM
40oz_A_Knight: Even with stumps, Mullings applies makeup, picks up kitchen utensils and mops the tile floor.
A woman that knows her role in the face of adversity. I admire that.


Can I have the aisle seat next to you on that ticket to hell?
 
2009-09-13 10:17:31 PM
Sargun: blazemongr: Can't somebody give this poor woman a hand?

RockIsDead: Now she's looking for a handout?

Too slow :(


You might say victory slipped through his fingers.
 
2009-09-13 10:18:45 PM
I'm stumped.
 
2009-09-13 10:21:02 PM
I wouldn't stand for this kind of thing. I guess she won't either.
 
2009-09-13 10:22:42 PM
I'm afraid all the seats are taken for this trip to Hell.

You'll have to wait for the next flight.
 
2009-09-13 10:23:16 PM
What do you call a quadriplegic in a hole?

Phil
 
2009-09-13 10:23:17 PM
ripplingpond.files.wordpress.com

Will bite the thief's knees off
 
2009-09-13 10:23:19 PM
Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I GIS'd that expecting to see some kind of prosthesis. Maybe made of some sort of advanced carbon fibre.

Wow.
 
2009-09-13 10:24:26 PM
I would hit it
 
2009-09-13 10:27:17 PM
"The wheelchair is gathering dust in my grandmother's apartment," Mullings said, noting she prefers to walk on her own two titanium steel feet.

Next month, her new robotic hands will be ready - a $70,000 pair considerably more high-tech than the ones stolen by thieves."



She probably also drives her flying car on the moon!
 
2009-09-13 10:27:42 PM
us.ent4.yimg.com

Al Gore: Jim, let me tell about a friend of mine. [holds up a picture of an elderly woman] Her name is Etta Munsen. She's 94, she's a widow living on Social Security in Sparta, Tennessee. Etta was born with only one kidney. She also suffers from polio, spinal meningitis, lung, liver, and pancreatic cancer, an enlarged heart, diabetes, and a rare form of styctic acne. Now, several recent strokes, along with an unfortunate shark attack, have left her paralyzed and missing her right leg under the knee. Just last week she woke from a coma to find that, due to a hospital mix-up, her left arm had been amputated, infected with syphillis, and then reattached.

Jim Lehrer: Mr. Vice-President, we are short of time..

Al Gore: As you can imagine, Jim.. Etta's prescription drug bills are staggering. They run to nearly $113 million a day! And she tells me that some weeks she has to choose between eating and treating her Lyme Disease. Now, under my plan, Etta's prescription drugs would be covered. Under my opponent's plan, her house would be burned to the ground. And that is wrong. That is just wrong!
 
2009-09-13 10:28:41 PM
Ignorant McNugget: Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I GIS'd that expecting to see some kind of prosthesis. Maybe made of some sort of advanced carbon fibre.

Wow.


Eh. I'd love it if we had the technology to culture new limb buds right there on the stumps, but we're not even close.
 
2009-09-13 10:29:04 PM
Klippoklondike: I would hit it

She probably wouldn't hit back. Flail, maybe.
 
2009-09-13 10:31:44 PM
I can't GIS the National Lampoon "that's not funny that's sick" frog
 
2009-09-13 10:31:54 PM
rlv.zcache.com
 
2009-09-13 10:33:18 PM
Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I learned something new today.

www.kevinmd.com
 
2009-09-13 10:34:59 PM
Quadratic amputation? I was told there would be no math WHOA isn't there supposed to be a warning in the headline about graphic grossness?

I've see amputated stumps before but not like spotty cones, ay yay yay. The poor woman. That's just awful.
 
2009-09-13 10:35:56 PM
Good Behavior Day: Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I learned something new today.


Craaaab people, craaaab people.
 
2009-09-13 10:40:21 PM
Good Behavior
I hate you.


Also,
Don' mess with da Russians, Janice!

i154.photobucket.com

(Janice stole and hid a Russian maid's prosthetic leg).
 
2009-09-13 10:45:06 PM
This is what health care rationing in the "free" market looks like.

She went to the ER and got sent home.

Meanwhile the Medicare recipients get MRIs for headaches and vote against health care for the rest of us.farking pathetic.
 
2009-09-13 10:45:33 PM
TotalFark: then the thief beats you with your prosthetic limbs, until you're in a coma.
UltraFark::##### NO CARRIER
 
2009-09-13 10:46:26 PM
Good Behavior Day: Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I learned something new today.


AH! CRAB PEOPLE!
 
2009-09-13 10:47:38 PM
Tabitha Mullings sits on the couch at her home in Brooklyn.

How do they know she's not standing?
 
2009-09-13 10:48:42 PM
Good Behavior Day: Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

*blink* *blink*

Am I the only one wanting to see those hands in action?
 
2009-09-13 10:49:23 PM
, chose to leave to save my sanity, and came back to see that photo. I would gouge out my eyes, but that image would still be seared into my brain. Bleh. BLEH. Bleh. No.

NO ONE is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands. That should never happen. Ever. It reminds me of Delphine and Leonard LaLaurie who tortured slaves and performed freakish medical experiments on them, including one woman whose legs they broke and reset to make her look like a crab.

I would be much happier with a nice set of hooks, TYVM.
 
2009-09-13 10:50:06 PM
stickintehmud

What do you call a quadriplegic in a hole?

Phil


What do you call a woman with no arms and legs who's been the victim of medical malpractice?

Sue
 
2009-09-13 10:50:31 PM
I never ever needed to know about Krukenberg hands. Nope. No thanks. I started to read the wiki page, chose to leave to save my sanity, and came back to see that photo. I would gouge out my eyes, but that image would still be seared into my brain. Bleh. BLEH. Bleh. No.

NO ONE is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands. That should never happen. Ever. It reminds me of Delphine and Leonard LaLaurie who tortured slaves and performed freakish medical experiments on them, including one woman whose legs they broke and reset to make her look like a crab.

I would be much happier with a nice set of hooks, TYVM.

Accidentally deleted part of my post. Sorry for the repost. Please delete previous, if you would be so kind, Admins.
 
2009-09-13 10:54:26 PM
eliz1bef: I never ever needed to know about Krukenberg hands. Nope. No thanks. I started to read the wiki page, chose to leave to save my sanity, and came back to see that photo. I would gouge out my eyes, but that image would still be seared into my brain. Bleh. BLEH. Bleh. No.

NO ONE is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands. That should never happen. Ever. It reminds me of Delphine and Leonard LaLaurie who tortured slaves and performed freakish medical experiments on them, including one woman whose legs they broke and reset to make her look like a crab.

I would be much happier with a nice set of hooks, TYVM.



Jesus, calm down.
 
2009-09-13 10:56:16 PM
is Deadpool stealing organs and limbs again?

img450.imageshack.us

/drta
 
2009-09-13 10:56:27 PM
Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I now have an awesome name for a fantasy sports team. I'll keep that in mind.
 
2009-09-13 10:56:55 PM
eliz1bef:
NO ONE is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands. That should never happen. Ever.

In a world without effective prostheses, there's an argument for such options - they give the person back a grip, which is better than nothing. But I think the "body-horror" of losing one's hands would only be compounded by having the stumps reshaped into something that looks extremely un-human.

Certainly nobody in a developed country these days should be a candidate.
 
2009-09-13 10:57:21 PM
i84.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-13 11:01:33 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2009-09-13 11:01:58 PM
E5bie

I went to YouTube and tried to find the Krukenberg "hands" in action, no dice. However I did find this Spanish language slideshow of amputees being matched with prostheses, complete with cheerful music. Enjoy!
 
2009-09-13 11:03:21 PM
Good Behavior Day: Quantum Apostrophe: Poor woman, although she is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands.

I learned something new today.


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hot
 
2009-09-13 11:07:57 PM
eliz1bef: NO ONE is a good candidate for Krukenberg hands. That should never happen. Ever. It reminds me of Delphine and Leonard LaLaurie who tortured slaves and performed freakish medical experiments on them, including one woman whose legs they broke and reset to make her look like a crab.

The only similarity between the procedure and the torture you describe is in the visual result. Yes, it looks like something out of Tod Browning's Freaks, but medically there may be great reasons to perform the procedure if the patient requests it. 1) No prosthesis can transmit sensations such as pressure, warmth, or cold the way skin can - the sensations are crucial. 2) people may not do well with a prosthesis. If they can't learn to manipulate it or can't be fitted for one correctly, this could restore some functionality to their limbs. 3) There may be great aversion to the idea of artificially replacing what isn't there, but less aversion to body modification. This is hardly different than splitting a tongue, except that this procedure can open up a whole new world of functionality.

No, I don't see the logic in saying this should never be done. If it works for the patient, go for it. If it were more common, instead of amputees being encouraged to tack on lifeless lumps of aluminum and silicon, then perhaps YOU might find it more acceptable.
 
2009-09-13 11:08:34 PM
img39.imagefra.me
 
2009-09-13 11:09:43 PM
I know someone with Krukenberg hands (really); he lost both hands and his eyesight in Vietnam. He is completely functional, self-reliant, and a damn fine potter (how he earns his income). Brought to you by the VA, the finest socialized medical system government can provide.

Although I will submit that hooks are more piratey.
 
2009-09-13 11:10:50 PM
Herb Utsmelz

HA! Very good, sir.
 
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