Never again cut a ring of a swolen finger !

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Never again cut a ring of a swolen finger !

Post by Whitebear » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:51 pm

I know we all get our hands banged around so finger swelling it not all that uncommon. It can turn nasty of a ring prevents blood flow. The old thing was to cut the ring off, but some people have inherited wedding rings that are a treasure not to be parted with. Here is how its done and a slick addition to your First Aid Kit.
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Post by ffjpowell » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:07 pm

Very informative post :thumbleft: . Being in the Fire Service, I have had to cut off that valuable ring for a Pt. I will def try this in the future. :old_glory:
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Post by Olf Art » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:56 pm

Scotty, that is .... :glasses7: ! Good post.
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Post by cowboy » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:58 pm

Great Post
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Post by rdbrnr » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:00 pm

that is neat have to tell my brother ditchdr he is a medic in Lake county

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Post by kwanjangnihm » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:04 pm

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Post by fl cracker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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Post by akblackdawg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:45 am

great post, but my sound system on pc is bad, what kind of cord did they wrap around his finger. Bud
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Post by Chaseh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:51 pm

Elastic strap from an oxygen mask

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Post by Joe863 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:14 pm

Awesome idea

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Post by glades cat » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:44 am

Good technique. Have used it in the past. It works well until the swelling and pain reach a certain point.
We had a family knock on our fire station door last Friday night with their young daughter with a coat zipper decorative ring stuck on her ring finger and it was badly swollen already. The family tried at home with soap, oil, etc. to no avail. It had been quite a while and was at the point where it restricted the circulation. We've used this technique with the O2 elastic band and we tried to apply it here. We found that as you wind the band up the finger the fluids causing the swelling must make their way past the constriction and back into the hand…this did not occur and caused the swollen area to swell further and caused much pain.
We resorted to the ring cutter and it worked well.
The higher the swelling, the more difficult it is to perform any removal maneuver. Crushed ice bag will numb the area and help with pain and swelling.

…I like the Bam Margera method better…
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Re: Never again cut a ring of a swolen finger !

Post by Cherpa » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:22 am

You can also use dental floss.
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