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In response to your latest Mangled Mondays post, I was wondering if a bullet wound is counted in with the ones you close or the ones you don’t? Thank you for all your NaNo help! xx

Hey there! For those unsure of the reference, it’s talking about [this post].  The answer is that most gunshot wounds – at least handgun wounds – make VERY small entrance wounds (exits can be enormous, especially with rifle wounds). However, the surgery to correct or explore the wound is likely to cause a bigger incision, …

Wound Wisdom: Wound Care

Welcome back to Mangled Mondays, where every Monday we talk about another facet of maiming, mangling, mauling, and mistreating your main characters — and all of their friends.  Today we’ll be talking about Wound Care. For the rest of the Mangled Mondays series, [click here]. ]Wound care is, in and of itself, an enormous topic. There are …

Wound Wisdom: Wound Care

Welcome back to Mangled Mondays, where every Monday we talk about another facet of maiming, mangling, mauling, and mistreating your main characters — and all of their friends.  Today we’ll be talking about Wound Care. For the rest of the Mangled Mondays series, [click here]. ]Wound care is, in and of itself, an enormous topic. There are …

Say a character with a prosthetic leg wore the leg almost all the time, and didn’t take care of that area. Would bacteria and infection be likely?

It’s definitely possible! There are two major issues at play here: irritation and infection.  Stumps are particularly sensitive areas of skin, especially if it’s early in the healing process (i.e. the first few months after injury). The character’s stump could easily become irritated for a few reasons:  1) friction with the prosthesis  2) sweat buildup …

Hi Aunt Scripty! So, I have a character who acts as a vigilante/superhero of sorts. She does have some superpowers but she doesn’t have any kind of advanced healing factor or anything. She obviously doesn’t want to raise suspicion by going to the hospital or doctor everytime a badguy hurts her so she does her best to patch up any injuries herself. What kind things could she use at home to treat open (sometimes deep) wounds and other than infections what sort of complications could occur? Thanks!

Your character would want to have the following on hand:  Iodine/povidone solution (medslang: Betadine)  Bandages of all shapes, sizes  Suture kit (curved needle and fishing line if she can’t get the real stuff)  More bandages and dressings  Knuckle bandages  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Complications are really mostly infections if we’re talking cuts and scrapes type stuff. Really …