"There's only one day that strikes fear into the hearts of every hand surgeon."
That's what the orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Erin Nance had to say about July 5th: The day after everyone and their over-eager brother decide to quite literally try their hand with explosives.
Dr. Nance typically uses her TikTok page to share a broad spectrum of medical stories. But with our nation's independence day upon us, she instead elected to display a compilation of x-rays from patients whose fireworks experience didn't exactly go to plan.
"My jaw is on the FLOOR," drood37 commented.
"This should be PSA on a billboard!" another viewer added.
The X-rays are beyond disturbing, and undoubtedly life-altering for every patient involved. The risk hardly seems worth it for a few extra colorful bangs.
So the next time you're thinking of setting up some fireworks, just remember to use a steady hand, because you might not have one by the time you're done.