How to cut your own femoral artery
I’ve posted this because a large percentage of the population is unaware of these issues. There are only a few options if you cut through this bleed out time of around 70 seconds. Direct pressure is one, and a tourniquet is another.
Well, that’s good advice; otherwise, you could end up plunging a boning knife into your thigh with a decent amount of force, swearing a lot, and jumping around with your trousers around your knees for a few minutes as you look for some kind of dressing to stop the blood flow. Then walking to the nearest A&E, still wearing my trousers around my knees and applying pressure to the wound with the aforementioned dressing. Then there’s the satisfaction of a half-dozen stitches to the neat wound on your leg’s front. All is well now, but it was a hard lesson learned.
Just to add fuel to the panic, I have been told in the past that if that artery is cut, unless you can get a hold of it and crimp it, then it is good night vienna. The powers used to be taught to use the weight of a man’s boot above the cut to stop the bleeding, but that requires two of you to be present, and I believe putting on a tourniquet is nearly impossible due to the amount of flesh around it.
Femoral Endarterectomy: What You Should Know
Accessing the radial artery
In the groin section, the femoral artery is a massive blood vessel. On either side of your neck, you have two femoral arteries. Each one transports blood to one of the legs. A femoral endarterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a blockage from the femoral artery. How do you pronounce iten-dar-ter-EK-toh-mee in Japanese? What is the purpose of a femoral endarterectomy? Plaque, which is made up of fatty deposits, can block arteries all over the body. The flow of blood to your legs may be slowed by plaque in the femoral artery. As a result, you may experience aching pain while walking. Tissue will die if blood flow is completely blocked. This has the potential to be extremely dangerous. Endarterectomy removes plaque from an artery, allowing blood to flow freely once more. A femoral endarterectomy is performed in the following manner. The following are some of the possible complications of a femoral endarterectomy:
This case study is about a 50-year-old man who died of exsanguination as a result of self-inflicted groin stabbing and neck cutting injuries. He was a medical doctor who was depressed as a result of his cancer treatment. Stabbing injuries in the groin were found to be directly over the femoral arteries, where the femoral pulse may be clinically palpated, according to postmortem review. The injury pattern of this suicidal stabbing is unusual, and this person’s medical expertise may have played a role in the site selection.
Obtaining femoral artery access
December 5, 2013, was yet another work day for Daniel Roberts of Galesburg. Dan was a rugged carpenter who had the physically taxing task of cutting assembly line cuts in timbers with a big saw.
“In the store, I was cutting timbers with a heavy, portable circular saw with a 16 12 inch diameter blade,” Dan explained. “I decided to take a break after about 30 consecutive cuts. That’s when I decided to put the saw on a cart that was made specifically for it.”
The cart, however, had shifted and was no longer where Dan had expected it to be. The still-spinning saw blade sliced a 15-inch gash from his groin to his left knee. The 3-inch deep cut nicked his femoral artery and severed it.
Dan explained, “He took off his belt and wrapped it around my upper thigh, groin area.” “After that, everything moved quickly. The next thing I knew, I was being rushed to OSF St. Mary [Medical Center] by ambulance. The last things I remember are the doors blowing open and seeing all of the workers surrounding me. That’s when I realized I’d done everything I could to stay alive and was in the hands of experts.