Tagged: leg

Nábrók

Nábrók (necropants) are a pair of pants made from the skin of a dead man, which are believed in Icelandic witchcraft to be capable of producing an endless supply of money. The ritual was...

Limbless CrossFit

Lindsay Hilton is a badass CrossFit extraordinaire and a full contact rugby player – she also happens to have been born without limbs. The 31-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia has never let a lack...

Mountain hiking self surgery

A hematoma is an abnormal collection of blood outside of a blood vessel. It occurs because the wall of a blood vessel wall, artery, vein, or capillary, has been damaged and blood has leaked...

A guide to compression socks

Compression socks or stockings can be found on the legs of a wide swath of the population, from pilots, flight attendants, runners, and nurses to pregnant women, people recovering from surgery, and people otherwise...

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A completely shattered tibia

A 32-year-old man, a manual labourer in a granite quarry, presented after heavy equipment had fallen on his left leg while working. He was in a state of shock and the skin of the...

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Help for ankle sprains

Ankle sprains the most common of all joint injuries. Ankles are vulnerable because these complex structures of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles support your entire body weight and, when you run or jump, may...

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Rotationplasty

Rotationplasty is an alternative surgical procedure to limb sparing surgery. The procedure is most commonly advocated for young patients with bone cancer of the the distal femur.  It has been undertaken in older patients and in other...