Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:Cored: cutting a conical shaped hole in the bottom of your foot up through the puncture tract, i.e., cutting out the core of the wound tract.
I would have been very aggressive: coring the wound, placing your leg/foot in a splint, crutches with no weight bearing, antibiotics, etc.
MoapaPk wrote:I have a friend who got the broken tip of an agave leaf -- a sharp spike 2-3 cm log -- stuck in his shin in 2009. Perversely, this was a trip down Moapa Peak, while on the cliffs, so we really couldn't just stop. He got down the cliffs, but the muscle action in that time worked the spine deeper into his leg. I tried for about 10 minutes to fish the spine out with sterile tweezers, but I could see that the process was painful, so I stopped and just bandaged the wound. We still had about 2 miles to get back to the car, all on rough terrain, and the spine worked in further. He went to the doc that eve, and the doc just gave him antibiotics. There is still a hard lump there, but the spine seems to have been resorbed by the body -- for the most part (the silica is probably still there).
Tonka wrote: I had an ex girlfriend lodge a bass fishing lure into my leg and I'm sure glad the doc didn't take this approach
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