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2013-04-01 06:55:20 PM  

puffy999: KiwDaWabbit: To me, Ware's injury rates near the top of the "horrific" scale. Of course, just by the nature of the injury, there were/are risks that could ultimately jeopardize his life as well, but, in relative terms, it didn't carry the same risks as the Knox or Malarchuk injuries.

It's actually tougher to keep Ware's injury from becoming infected, thus he has a worse long-term prognosis.

Obviously if what happened to Malarchuk happened, say, on some pond in the middle of nowhere in Ottawa to some kid, he'd probably be dead. And, really, without immediate treatment Malarchuk may have been, as well.

Seriously, the still picture linked above shows just how bad that break was. That's a significant area of exposed bone marrow, nearly half of his leg, and that should be everyone's greatest worry beyond his playing career and the like.


I understood the infection risk, but, yeah, I was talking more in terms of the immediate.

They're all bad injuries, but if you had to choose from a severed artery, being bent in half, or a compound fracture of the leg, which would you take your chances on?
 
2013-04-01 06:58:20 PM  

puffy999: dragonchild: If his carotid artery was severed he'd have been out in seconds and dead in minutes. It was his jugular.

Uh, yeah, it was his carotid artery. He was a blood fountain timed in rhythm with his heart.


Yeah, no report appears to dispute that it was his carotid artery, but they do, however, conflict over the detail of whether it was the internal or external artery.
 
2013-04-01 07:16:48 PM  

KiwDaWabbit: They're all bad injuries, but if you had to choose from a severed artery, being bent in half, or a compound fracture of the leg, which would you take your chances on?


Can't I just keep my own leg injuries?

/Eric LaGrand feels shiatty right now
//incidentally, how farking absurd to have someone sit RIGHT NEXT TO HIM IN A SUBWAY COMMERCIAL AND SAY "take a bow"
///the most callous commercial ever
 
2013-04-01 07:49:18 PM  

puffy999: Uh, yeah, it was his carotid artery. He was a blood fountain timed in rhythm with his heart.


KiwDaWabbit: Yeah, no report appears to dispute that it was his carotid artery, but they do, however, conflict over the detail of whether it was the internal or external artery.


except tsn:

http://www.tsn.ca/story/?id=229486

and espn:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3242226

and the sabres fan site:

http://letsgosabres.outlastmedia.net/pressbox/fullstory.php?newsid=1 02 40

but otherwise, no, no one says it was his jugular. admittedly the wannabe nurse in the thread doesn't really know a lot, but she happens to be right in this one specific instance.
 
2013-04-01 08:25:27 PM  

Foxxinnia: Oh God, it's like shoving a chopstick through a sausage lengthwise, then snapping it all in half.


That's actually how they amputated legs hundreds of years ago. They'd drive a metal stake between the bones, twist it to snap them then saw through the leg. Needless to say, many died through shock and/or blood loss let alone infection...
 
2013-04-01 08:27:50 PM  

socalnewwaver: but otherwise, no, no one says it was his jugular. admittedly the wannabe nurse in the thread doesn't really know a lot, but she happens to be right in this one specific instance.


So I stand corrected.
 
2013-04-01 09:53:36 PM  
Tootie mentioned this sort of thing could happen on Whats Happening.
 
2013-04-01 11:33:54 PM  

GandalfTheWhite: Best view. Up close, HD and scary...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


Go suck your own knob subby.
 
2013-04-02 12:33:40 AM  

dragonchild: phantomerick: Looks and sounds like a bone malformation or a disease of some kind. Not enough to snap a healthy leg bone.

kxs401: I've heard speculation that he might have had a stress fracture already.

Yeah, that was me, so I should be honest and say I have no formal medical training, so I could get smacked down by an M.D. here.  But otherwise, I really don't think bone should just snap like that on a landing, which led to the "maybe his leg was already damaged" hypothesis.


It really doesn't take that much pressure to break a human bone. You just need the right about of pressure, at the right place, and at the right angle. Usually all it takes is a guy landing or getting hit at an unusual angle. There was nothing normal about the way he landed...
 
2013-04-02 12:34:50 AM  

dave2198: dragonchild: phantomerick: Looks and sounds like a bone malformation or a disease of some kind. Not enough to snap a healthy leg bone.

kxs401: I've heard speculation that he might have had a stress fracture already.

Yeah, that was me, so I should be honest and say I have no formal medical training, so I could get smacked down by an M.D. here.  But otherwise, I really don't think bone should just snap like that on a landing, which led to the "maybe his leg was already damaged" hypothesis.

It really doesn't take that much pressure to break a human bone. You just need the right aboutamount of pressure, at the right place, and at the right angle. Usually all it takes is a guy landing or getting hit at an unusual angle. There was nothing normal about the way he landed...


FTFM

/seriously, what a stupid typo
 
2013-04-02 10:34:24 PM  
Hmmm....that's what I get for relying on my aging memory rather than the Googles.

Apologies, compound fracture would indeed appear to be synonymous with open fracture. I stand corrected and suitably shamed.


/malarchuk was still way worse.
 
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