Monday, March 24, 2008

Monoarticular Pedal Crucifixion

I enjoyed this patient on Easter Sunday. He accidently nailed his tennis shoe to his foot with a nail gun. I thought it would have been more appropriate for a Good Friday patient.

My partner had a successful defibrillation on I figured he could claim the true resurrection for the day.


  1. Ouch, thats gonna leave a mark. Got caught up with my March madness brackets, did Jesus see his shadow?

  2. How do you accidently nail your shoe to your foot, good job the gun was facing downwards.

  3. what the hell kinda word is 'monartrhitular' or whatever it was.

  4. "monoarthitular" means ER Doc who needs a nap after night shifts.

    "monoarticular" means one joint in doctor talk.

    Sorry for the "typo".

    I don't know how he actually did it. He explained it several times, but none of them made any sense to me.

  5. Do the stories that go along with injuries like this ever make any sense?


    Love the x-ray!

  6. i thought you meant partner as in "life partner" and got really confused....

    not that there's anything wrong with that.

  7. I saw a guy who literally shot himself in the foot with 12 gauge 00 buckshot while deer hunting. Seems he was adjusting some article of clothing, and had the shotgun balanced on top of his foot, and you know the rest of the story. Not sure how it turned out, but chalk one up for the deer.

  8. I'd hate to see what would happen if he walked and chewed gum at the same time.

  9. He was a pretty decent fellow. After he was discharged, he came to my desk and said "hey doc, could you write a letter to my parole officer verifying that you gave me morphine before you pulled the nail out? They drug test me every week."

    Gotta love it!

  10. my sister was working in a mobile home factory in the frames section and nailed her thumb to a 2x4 with a power nail gun...she jerked and lost control of the nail gun, it hit something and in turn went off, nailing her other thumb to another near-by board. She screamed at the first hit, but started laughing hysterically at the second hit and the situation. Every one thought she went into shock, but no...she wasn't in was just funny as hell. I worked there too, so i was johnny on the spot, so to speak. But yeah...she took complete advantage of that to get what she called GOOOOOOOOOOOD DRUGGGSSSSS.
    Yeah, she was a druggie, and died in her late 20's. What a waste.

    But it was funny. She said she felt like some sort of retarded Jesus.


  11. What if Jesus had gotten Life without parole? Easter just wouldn't be the same with Mary Magdalene speaking to the master through plexiglass.