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(3 News New Zealand)   'Brass nipple'. 'Compressed air'. 'Pierced the flesh of his left buttock'. You do the math   (3news.co.nz) divider line
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2011-05-25 4:52:34 AM  
From the BBC:

"...doctors had told him they were surprised that his skin had not burst, as the compressed air - pumping into his body at 100lb/sq in - had separated fat from muscle....

He said his skin feels "like a pork roast", hard and crackly on the outside but soft underneath...."

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2011-05-25 4:56:39 AM  
i think the story is a lil overblown
 
2011-05-25 4:56:50 AM  
ahh, blow it out your ass subby
 
2011-05-25 4:57:30 AM  
Nipple
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in the but-tocks.
 
2011-05-25 4:59:05 AM  
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2011-05-25 5:08:14 AM  
The 1st time he did this is was an accident ... this is the 2nd time .. you figure out the odds.

/joking
 
2011-05-25 5:10:42 AM  
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Val Kilmer looks awful!

// Hot like his inflated buttocks
 
2011-05-25 5:16:39 AM  
The only way for the air to escape was the usual way gas passed from the body, he said.

*giggle*
 
2011-05-25 5:21:37 AM  
After he's released from the hospital, he has a standing job offer from Warner Brothers' animation department...
 
2011-05-25 5:24:17 AM  

dookdookdook: The only way for the air to escape was the usual way gas passed from the body, he said.

*giggle*


Through a hole in the buttocks, right?
 
2011-05-25 5:33:04 AM  
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2011-05-25 5:33:44 AM  
Next week's headline:

New Zealand Truck Driver's Wife In Dutch Oven Death Tragedy
 
2011-05-25 5:54:59 AM  
That blows!
 
2011-05-25 5:56:07 AM  
It was a million to one shot Doc!

/assman
 
2011-05-25 6:00:16 AM  
I'd like to be the first person here to say "Assplosion"

THAT IS ALL
 
2011-05-25 6:01:09 AM  
Talk about being under pressure on the job. Sheesh.
 
2011-05-25 6:02:12 AM  
Toxteth O Grady USA is not amused :/
 
2011-05-25 6:03:17 AM  
as my Kiwi Boyfriend tells me...

Words that have a "Wha" beginning sound like a "Fu" sound. So the Hospital is "Fuctahani" or something like that.
 
2011-05-25 6:11:31 AM  
What happens in Toontown should stay in Toontown!
 
2011-05-25 6:21:45 AM  
Brass nipple.
That fipple nipple.
Brass nipple jipple.
That fipple nipple
 
2011-05-25 6:26:12 AM  
To air is human, give the guy a break...
 
2011-05-25 6:28:53 AM  
He was on his way to being Peking Duck.
 
2011-05-25 6:52:28 AM  
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"You're doing it wrong."
 
2011-05-25 7:01:58 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Brass nipple.
That fipple nipple.
Brass nipple jipple.
That fipple nipple


You put your right leg down
Lift your left leg up
Start stabbin' with the airline
And fill up the butt
 
2011-05-25 7:11:07 AM  
Rectum? Damn near killed him!
 
2011-05-25 7:17:05 AM  
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This isn't the first time truck drivers have had experience with inflating bodies.
 
2011-05-25 7:29:21 AM  
What is a drink, a stink, and a twink?
 
2011-05-25 7:34:23 AM  
Does this brake-line make my butt look big?
 
2011-05-25 7:40:37 AM  
Guess he never took shop class. Compressed air is dangerous kids.

/wrecked 'em, damn near killed 'em.
 
2011-05-25 7:41:35 AM  
Before this incident he'd been feeling a little flat. Now he's got an inflated sense of self worth.
 
2011-05-25 7:44:42 AM  
So this truck driver goes Scuba diving often? How many times has he had the bends?
 
2011-05-25 7:47:29 AM  
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2011-05-25 7:49:59 AM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Guess he never took shop class. Compressed air is dangerous kids.

/wrecked 'em, damn near killed 'em.


Yeah, I was under the impression that something like this is not something you would be able to survive.
 
2011-05-25 8:02:42 AM  
That funky nipple....
 
2011-05-25 8:11:10 AM  
I run into a very small version of this occasionally. If someone suffers an orbital blow-out fracture, then blows their nose, this happens to the tissues in the orbit and around the eyelids and eyebrows. We call it orbital emphysema. Basically you end up with a communication between the sinuses and the orbit. Person blows their nose, momentarily blocking both nasal passages. The air gets forced at high pressure through the sinuses into the orbit. Hurts like hell, and feels just like they described... Like a crispy pork roast. Thankfully it usually isn't dangerous, and returns to normal pretty quickly.

I can't even imagine how bad this poor bastard must have felt. Nasty thing to happen.
 
2011-05-25 8:17:14 AM  

alywa: I run into a very small version of this occasionally. If someone suffers an orbital blow-out fracture, then blows their nose, this happens to the tissues in the orbit and around the eyelids and eyebrows. We call it orbital emphysema. Basically you end up with a communication between the sinuses and the orbit. Person blows their nose, momentarily blocking both nasal passages. The air gets forced at high pressure through the sinuses into the orbit. Hurts like hell, and feels just like they described... Like a crispy pork roast. Thankfully it usually isn't dangerous, and returns to normal pretty quickly.

I can't even imagine how bad this poor bastard must have felt. Nasty thing to happen.



Interesting. Wouldn't you end up with foreign particles under the skin?
Ugh. Just did a GIS for orbital emphysema.
 
2011-05-25 8:34:19 AM  
It's illegal and not done by many, but this technique is used on calves. It separates the skin from the muscle allowing for another layer of fat to form faster. They'll repeat this two or three times throught a certain pariod of time.

not a csb
 
2011-05-25 8:36:15 AM  

alywa: I run into a very small version of this occasionally. If someone suffers an orbital blow-out fracture, then blows their nose, this happens to the tissues in the orbit and around the eyelids and eyebrows. We call it orbital emphysema. Basically you end up with a communication between the sinuses and the orbit. Person blows their nose, momentarily blocking both nasal passages. The air gets forced at high pressure through the sinuses into the orbit. Hurts like hell, and feels just like they described... Like a crispy pork roast. Thankfully it usually isn't dangerous, and returns to normal pretty quickly.

I can't even imagine how bad this poor bastard must have felt. Nasty thing to happen.


Why would one even *try* to blow one's nose after sustaining an orbital blow-out fracture?
It sounds really painful :-(
 
2011-05-25 9:11:07 AM  
This town needs an enema or
No Gerbils for you

actually link is now farked; I guess we will never know
 
2011-05-25 9:11:21 AM  
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2011-05-25 9:11:33 AM  

danny_kay: Why would one even *try* to blow one's nose after sustaining an orbital blow-out fracture?
It sounds really painful :-(


It's really common. Orbital fractures hurt (obviously), and you get both excessive tearing (which drains into the nasal passages via the lacrimal drainage system) and sinus fluid / blood buildup. Our normal response is to blow our nose to clear our airway and sinuses. Once orbital emphysema happens, though, people are usually pretty damn scared to blow their noses again even long after the injury is healed or surgically repaired. (They usually heal up on their own unless there is a big fracture or extraocular muscle entrapment, which requires surgical intervention.)
 
2011-05-25 9:18:37 AM  

alywa: Once orbital emphysema happens, though, people are usually pretty damn scared to blow their noses again even long after the injury is healed or surgically repaired.


I'm perfectly fine, and now I'm having second thoughts about blowing my nose! That sounds horrible.
 
2011-05-25 9:22:46 AM  
Link (new window)
 
2011-05-25 9:23:46 AM  

alywa: danny_kay: Why would one even *try* to blow one's nose after sustaining an orbital blow-out fracture?
It sounds really painful :-(

It's really common. Orbital fractures hurt (obviously), and you get both excessive tearing (which drains into the nasal passages via the lacrimal drainage system) and sinus fluid / blood buildup. Our normal response is to blow our nose to clear our airway and sinuses. Once orbital emphysema happens, though, people are usually pretty damn scared to blow their noses again even long after the injury is healed or surgically repaired. (They usually heal up on their own unless there is a big fracture or extraocular muscle entrapment, which requires surgical intervention.)


I bet it's the "oh come on, how bad can it be? OMG SHOOT ME NAO" category of pain...
 
2011-05-25 9:38:40 AM  
Bah, link farker. But Subby's headline sounds like a good weekend to me.
 
2011-05-25 9:44:29 AM  

coolbeans56: as my Kiwi Boyfriend tells me...

Words that have a "Wha" beginning sound like a "Fu" sound. So the Hospital is "Fuctahani" or something like that.


fa - Whakatane would be pronounced something like far car tarn a
 
2011-05-25 9:44:29 AM  

danny_kay: I bet it's the "oh come on, how bad can it be? OMG SHOOT ME NAO" category of pain...


Yeah, if falls into the "Oh, you poor bastard" sympathy category from me. Thankfully it usually isn't really serious, and dissipates within a few hours.

You can also get similar injuries from penetrating chest wounds. Do a GIS for "subcutaneous emphysema" for more educational fun!
 
2011-05-25 9:46:07 AM  

julia_kaye: Bah, link farker. But Subby's headline sounds like a good weekend to me.


Lemme guess: you've got a Steampunk Life Doll?
 
2011-05-25 9:47:13 AM  

alywa: Do a GIS for "subcutaneous emphysema" for more educational fun!


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2011-05-25 9:53:32 AM  

alywa: danny_kay: Why would one even *try* to blow one's nose after sustaining an orbital blow-out fracture?
It sounds really painful :-(

It's really common. Orbital fractures hurt (obviously), and you get both excessive tearing (which drains into the nasal passages via the lacrimal drainage system) and sinus fluid / blood buildup. Our normal response is to blow our nose to clear our airway and sinuses. Once orbital emphysema happens, though, people are usually pretty damn scared to blow their noses again even long after the injury is healed or surgically repaired. (They usually heal up on their own unless there is a big fracture or extraocular muscle entrapment, which requires surgical intervention.)


CSB :

I had two of those biatches last year. Now I have 2 titanium eyesocket/floors. My vision is now a little off sometimes.

/not really that cool, bro
 
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