Nano help please PLEASE! My MC’s arm gets crushed in a training accident. I need her to lose her arm till her elbow. How would this be treated without modern med or tech? How quickly would she need to be found, what would the whole procedure look like and how would she feel through the whole thing

Depends on what you mean by “crushed’ – I’m assuming this means “crushed and pinned.” 

Field amputations have been around since the beginning of humanity. Take a belt or something to cut off the circulation, tighten it down, get a saw, and hack the arm off. 

Survival in the day before modern medicine (particularly antibiotics) isn’t great, and they’ll likely cauterize the wound (terrible plan, but better than bleeding to death). Healing is gonna suck, horrendously painful and they’re likely to die of infection if they don’t die of bleeding. But survival is possible. 

I would say someone should care for her sometime within the first 24 hours. 

Hope this helps! 

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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