Thursday, February 07, 2013

watching torture

Its hard to believe that somebody can dislocate something like a hip.  But they do.  More often than you think.  Usually its some little old lady who had a hip replacement or something.

The thing is, it is like watching torture when they try to put it back in. The patient is out.  It is usually difficult to do. They yank and they yank, like they are going to tear the leg off.  Then one of the docs will decide to stand on the cart to do it.  That usually works.

It makes me wince, the whole thing.  I want to shout: "JUST GET THE DAMN THING BACK IN, WILL YA?!!"  There is a collective sigh of relief when it is done.

The thing is once its back in, the patient can walk and its all good.

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