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Fasciotomy to relieve Compartment Syndrome resulting from a rattlesnake bite. The snake venom caused the muscles on the bitten arm to swell uncontrollably which can lead to something called compartment syndrome. The muscles are surrounded by connective tissue called fascia that act like a sheath. In the case of compartment syndrome, the muscles have swollen inside this sheath of fascia which prevents any sort of relief for the inflammed tissue because the fascia isn’t very elastic. Surgeons must go in and cut open the fascia to allow the muscles to expand, otherwise the intense internal pressure prevents blood flow to the tissues causing more damage to muscles and nerves. Once the swelling recedes the patient will undergo a skin graft to cover the open wound.
I have never related to a quote more in my life than I do this one right here, right now. BAM. (via profitinyourpoetry)
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with…
Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the new trailer for Star Trek: The Next Generation's season 6 on Blu Ray (x)
Where’s the smiley face in the Warp Core breach? He doesn’t laugh at it until after he drew the smiley face in the smoke, this just feels wrooooooong.
God I’ve watched a lot of Star Trek TNG
It’s still there, no worries. I simply ran the picture through various filters because it was too dark and blurred for my taste.
Here’s the unedited version: