A&E After Dark viewers were bothered after an older man visited the ER with an elbow, especially in poor condition.
John, 81, was rushed to the Royal Hull Infirmary after suffering a heavy fall at home and a deep cut in his arm, around his elbow, and passed out twice due to lack of blood.
On the Channel 5 show, it was explained last night that the older man hydrated with cream and balanced on a chair when he fell, putting his arm through a window pane, leaving him with a deep cut.
Doctors were concerned that John, a retired truck driver, may have damaged his bones or nerves, but fortunately viewers were told that he had finally fully recovered from his injuries.
Royal Hull Infirmary doctors praised ‘hardy’ John for remaining calm and brave during his examination and treatment. He even joked with the staff, despite receiving such a deep wound.
John, 81, was rushed to the Royal Hull Infirmary after falling heavy at home and having a deep cut in his arm, around his elbow, and passed out twice due to lack of blood
John’s elbow was bandaged, but blood flowed because of the depth of the cut.
The paramedic who took the older man to the hospital explained that he had taken the trap at home and that his skin was “dangling” from his arm.
“Exactly, this is John, he was trying to put some cream on his leg and put it on his chair with his leg,” she demonstrated.
“He’s lost his balance, he put his elbow through a square glass frame.
Viewers were felt by John’s deep cut, but the severity of his wound didn’t stop John from joking
Viewers were bothered by the severity of John’s wound and praised the team for their good work
She said John’s skin was dangling down, and it looked like it might be down to the bone. Lots of adipose tissue visible. ‘
She added that John had passed out twice because of all the blood he had lost and that there was “a lot of blood on the scene.”
Despite this report, John couldn’t help but joke with the trauma team who took care of him and warned a doctor not to “tickle” him.
The retired truck driver admitted he was still pretending to be 15 years old and said he probably wouldn’t have called if he hadn’t lost all the blood he’d lost.
John fell at home trying to apply cream to his legs. He said he probably wouldn’t have called the emergency service if he had lost less blood
A doctor had to look at John’s elbom to see if the cut had damaged the bone or nerves
Dr. Chris Srinivasan, who took care of John, said he was representative of the local older population, who is “very strong, tough, very stoic and not complaining.”
“John has a pretty nasty wound on his right elbow,” Dr. Chris noted. “And he bleeds a lot. If I left him, I’m pretty sure he would pass out.
Because the cut on John’s arm seemed to be so deep, an osteopathic surgeon, Dr. Tom Robinson, inside to examine his arm.
John remained calm and calm for the duration of his stay in the A&E while the team took care of him
Some praised the Hull’s Royal Infirmary team for their ‘great’ work and said the program was fantastic
“If you see a deep cut on the arm, one of our concerns is that the wound is affecting the bone, which is basically an open fracture,” explained Dr. Chris.
“We see a lot of the elderly who have fallen with bruises, but we don’t see a lot of the elderly with severe wounds that may change their limbs.”
Fortunately, John’s cut didn’t have any major nerves and after a few weeks he was able to fully use his arms again.
Viewers, who faithfully tune A&E from week to week, were left confused by the graphic cut, with one simply saying, “That guy from the elbow.”
Others praised the Hull’s Royal Infirmary team, saying, “It was a fantastic week of A&E After Dark tonight. The team is great. The team does a fantastic job day and night. ‘
A&E After Dark is available to watch on My5.