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1st May '16 9:57:16 PM MsChibi
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* MeatgrinderSurgery
3rd Apr '16 5:31:51 PM Eagal
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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]

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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX.''Anime/YugiohGX''. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]
3rd Apr '16 5:31:35 PM Eagal
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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]
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11th Mar '16 10:38:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.

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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.
11th Mar '16 10:38:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.
9th Mar '16 1:47:47 PM justanid
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28th Feb '16 1:51:41 AM alloutofgum
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*** Hell, a first year Psychology student could tell you that. Funnily enough one possible treatment for serious epilepsy and a few other disorders that cause frequent seizures is to sever the corpus callosum (a bundle of white matter that connects both hemispheres of the brain) one of the few occasions in real life medicine where doctors would be happy to cut someone's brain.
12th Jan '16 11:42:42 PM Doug86
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* In DC's latest reboot, ComicBook/{{Superman}} performs surgery on Lois Lane to save her from a gunshot wound. And he does every step past the obvious one of using his X-Ray vision as wrong as he can. He starts by putting gloves on--and then immediately cutting a hole in them for the [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ImBy6nlNaEc/UBxerK9xfLI/AAAAAAAAHA4/rmkuNETfOs4/s1600/supermanaction12d+super+surgery.jpg only part he actually touches her]]. Then instead of removing the bullet, he [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jf8VVp1L_CQ/UBxersA1HnI/AAAAAAAAHBA/XjdNVXrZlkg/s1600/supermanaction12e+superman+saves+lois+no+scars.jpg uses his heat vision to vaporize it and then uses that same supervision to cauterize the wound shut]]. The writer is apparently unaware that heating lead to the point of ''vaporizing'' it would have cooked Lois from the inside out, and that cauterizing a wound is not the same thing as welding metal together--it isn't a quick healing that doesn't leave a scar so much as it is a fast way to seal bleeding wounds, and cauterizing two pieces of skin like that would ensure they ''don't'' heal together at all.

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* In DC's latest reboot, ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} performs surgery on Lois Lane to save her from a gunshot wound. And he does every step past the obvious one of using his X-Ray vision as wrong as he can. He starts by putting gloves on--and then immediately cutting a hole in them for the [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ImBy6nlNaEc/UBxerK9xfLI/AAAAAAAAHA4/rmkuNETfOs4/s1600/supermanaction12d+super+surgery.jpg only part he actually touches her]]. Then instead of removing the bullet, he [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jf8VVp1L_CQ/UBxersA1HnI/AAAAAAAAHBA/XjdNVXrZlkg/s1600/supermanaction12e+superman+saves+lois+no+scars.jpg uses his heat vision to vaporize it and then uses that same supervision to cauterize the wound shut]]. The writer is apparently unaware that heating lead to the point of ''vaporizing'' it would have cooked Lois from the inside out, and that cauterizing a wound is not the same thing as welding metal together--it isn't a quick healing that doesn't leave a scar so much as it is a fast way to seal bleeding wounds, and cauterizing two pieces of skin like that would ensure they ''don't'' heal together at all.
15th Dec '15 1:56:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' operations are completed within a few minutes each; the time limit for most operations is 5 minutes, and 10 minutes for FinalBoss-type illnesses. In real life, a patient is highly, highly unlikely to be in and out of the O.R. in recovering condition in just 10 minutes. After all, [[RuleOfFun this is a game, not medical school]].
7th Dec '15 1:15:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** This is mostly due to ExecutiveMeddling. In the original ending [[spoiler:John Connor dies and Marcus Wright takes his face and identity to continue his legacy.]] Something at least marginally plausible given known terminator technology.
* In ''[[Film/{{Oblivion 2013}} Oblivion]]'', Julia is shot in the abdomen; it's very hard not to hit part of the digestive system there, and a wound like that is usually fatal even with modern medicine. Also, it's a long time (in emergency medicine time) between her getting shot and another person delivering medical attention. And of course, in the end, all Jack has to do is [[WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut get the bullet out]]. However the medical technology of the time is so amazing that Julia later is more than willing to [[spoiler: have sex and get pregnant]] that night.
** Although he did appear to be using some kind of weird futuristic healing gadget, and goodness knows the technology that enables the whole plot is pure AppliedPhlebotinum in the first place, so who knows?
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