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Scott Russell Update and Photos

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The photos are indeed graphic and a testament to Scott's commitment for the sport, but for clarification, the wound on the thigh and the 2 smaller wounds on both sides of his lower leg are appear to be surgical incisions - much too smooth for a laceration as a direct result of the accident. These 3 incisions are called fasciotomies and are placed by a surgeon to relieve the pressure within the soft tissues that occurs after a major fracture, burn, or crush injury. If this pressure is allowed to build in a closed space, like the leg or thigh, the tissues essentially become strangulated and die resulting in a loss of the leg. After the incisions are made the skin shrinks and often cannot be reapproximated without a skin graft. Probably much more that you wanted to know. Regardless, it sounds as if Scott is in good hands. Best wishes to him and his family.
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The image and story can be found by searching for "blasting cap accident" or "Associated Press Kincaid". It's hard to judge the veracity of the news story but the photo would be hard to fake. I suppose that putting a blasting cap in ones mouth is dumb but I don't think it's much dumber than either drinking and riding or riding without a helmet and protective gear (even if the odds of a motorcycle accident are not greater than the odds of a blasting cap misfiring).
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