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Old 03-27-2001, 01:20 PM   #1
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The photos are indeed graphic and a testament to Scott's commitment for the sport, but for clarification, the wound on the thigh and the 2 smaller wounds on both sides of his lower leg are appear to be surgical incisions - much too smooth for a laceration as a direct result of the accident. These 3 incisions are called fasciotomies and are placed by a surgeon to relieve the pressure within the soft tissues that occurs after a major fracture, burn, or crush injury. If this pressure is allowed to build in a closed space, like the leg or thigh, the tissues essentially become strangulated and die resulting in a loss of the leg. After the incisions are made the skin shrinks and often cannot be reapproximated without a skin graft. Probably much more that you wanted to know. Regardless, it sounds as if Scott is in good hands. Best wishes to him and his family.
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:22 PM   #2
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Sweet! First Post! Is it obvious that I am easily amused?

Maybe Scott WILL make a full recovery.
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:23 PM   #3
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I just took a look at Scott's injuries....they are very graphic indeed. But take a look at www.rotten.com, there's a nice picture of a harley davidson rider...well what's left of him face...



My best wishes to Scott Russel for a prompt recovery.
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:23 PM   #4
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Damn! Not fast enough! Maybe next time.
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:36 PM   #5
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Rotten.com is a horrendous site. I'm only commenting because of the "Harley rider" photo mention.



Despite what the photo's caption says, that's not what happened. The guy held a lit firecracker (I forget which kind: M80? M1000?) in his mouth and it went off sooner than expected. But I digress. Let's try to stay on the topic, OK? Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2001, 01:57 PM   #6
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Actually, he had a blasting cap in his mouth when it went off. Rotten.com is an interesting site for those who are not squeamish.
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Old 03-27-2001, 02:04 PM   #7
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Blasting cap?...Is this the same as a detonator used on dynomite etc??
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Old 03-27-2001, 04:46 PM   #8
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Yep, that is what a blasting cap is. Makes one hell of a firecracker.
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Old 03-27-2001, 04:48 PM   #9
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... the fool did it on a dare (info supposedly from the police report - unconfirmed).
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Old 03-27-2001, 05:08 PM   #10
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I'll chip in for the beer!! Good luck and Godspeed Scott-----



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