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Broken bones?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by wyojeeper, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. wyojeeper

    wyojeeper Lebanon, MO Member

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    After a recent incident with breaking my left tibula and fibula and dislocated my ankle. Has anyone thought about this in their survival plans? For me i had 5 screws and a plate on one side and a screw on the other. If it hadnt happened now where we have proper medical attention I wouldnt have survived. So my question is what are your plans with broken bones?
    Rick
     
  2. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I am no Doc, nurse or medic but other than something simple you could take care of yourself I think a bone break, or any major injury that inhibits movement would result in dire consequences. Injuries and illness would probably remove many in a survival situation.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    I think about 90%+ of the people who would head to the woods (for whatever reason) would be dead within a year as result of accidents, environmental issues (fires, freezing temps, etc.) and basic medical issues (dysentery, pneumonia, etc.). (Of the 10% remaining, 9% would probably be shot by the remaining 1%).
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I remember reading once the amount of self -inflicted firearm injuries and deaths from all the people on wagon trains heading west was more than those by Indians or other aggression.
     
  7. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I'm a former EMT and I can tell you that without antibiotics a compound fracture will quite likely lead to death through gangrene, which is a horrible way to go. There are natural antibiotics like silver, vinigar, honey, and some herbs also sulfa based products like nitroferazone which come as a goopy salve at feed stores aslo maggots will help with necrotic flesh but systemic infections need internal anti-biotics.
    Read up on POW medicine and Civil War Surgery
     
  8. Headspace

    Headspace Seattle New Member

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    My advice, stay fit and strong. Lift weights, run, do whatever. Just don't be sedentary. tib_fib_019_Small_.jpg
    My leg after coming off my dirt bike @ 50MPH. I was very lucky. No compound or soft tissue damage. Morphine, 2wks in splint then set in cast. No walky for 6mos. and another 6mos. to rehab my leg. I would have been SOL without medical help. Previous physical conditioning definitely aided in my recovery.
     
  9. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Wilderness medicine by Wm. Forgey, M.D.Be prepared, Scout motto, First aid reference guide,(American Red Cross). Shirley's wellness café. Micheal Moore's book Medicinal plants of the pacific northwest. Military training or the Scouts. ETC. Me I will call 911 at this point.
    Be well.