Friday, May 01, 2009

real smooth!

So yea, I just sliced my knuckle open with a razor blade down to glistening white extensor tendon and had to sew it up at the kitchen table. A hobbie a prefer not to practice!
real smooth!

9 Comments:

Blogger Luke said...

Strong work Bart, especially for DIY.

10:39 PM

 
Blogger OilcanRacer said...

i have a matching scar from slamming the door to an old truck and the mirror flew off. it looked just like that.

12:44 AM

 
Blogger L'Autobus said...

silly dirt merchant, always cut away from yourself.

7:55 AM

 
Blogger slymer said...

So you are a doctor now too? Love the video on You Tube.. How ya been? Jaime B

9:57 PM

 
Blogger primetime formerly known as slyfox said...

not bad for a hack

11:22 PM

 
Blogger Ski Bike Junkie said...

I've thought about keeping a suture kit in my ski pack. Only problem is, 1) I don't know how to use it, and 2) I hate blood and would be useless on anyone but myself (strangely, my own blood bothers me not at all).

10:11 AM

 
Blogger Bart G said...

I guess it's a hobbie out of need. I learned from my dad who is not a physcian. Rosie's step dad is a ER doc and has helped me refine my technique.

I have stitched myself and others maybe a dozen times and continue to improve.

The key is knowing when it's over your head. A few years back I smashed my hand between a steel pole and a STI lever during a muddy cross race in Portland which severed my middle finger including a extensor tendon. Stitching tendons is a job for a pro, I stick to flesh wounds.

I am lacking a little thumb extension right now but I think its due to swelling and joint pain, the tendon looked intact this time.

will see

9:05 PM

 
Blogger jerry said...

Have you tried super glue or crazy glue. That is what the carpenters use.

6:17 AM

 
Blogger flahute said...

Do you keep any sort of local anesthetic around, or are you doing this med-free?

If the latter, then my respect for you just grew even more exponentially.

11:24 AM

 

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