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18th May '16 9:06:13 PM Specialist290
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** On a related note, the world's first chainsaws were bone-cutting devices known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteotome osteotomes]]. They're scaled down and hand-cranked, but the basic concept is the same.
17th May '16 12:39:30 PM GlassRain
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly permanently crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.



* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bonesaw, right?

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* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bonesaw, bone saw, right?



** The Medic's idea of "proper surgical garb" is whatever he happens to be wearing at the time. In ''Meet The Medic'', "surgical garb" is a sweater vest and shirt. Oddly enough, he only puts on a labcoat and gloves when he's preparing for battle.

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** The Medic's idea of "proper surgical garb" is whatever he happens to be wearing at the time. In ''Meet The Medic'', "surgical garb" is a sweater vest and shirt. Oddly enough, he only puts on a labcoat lab coat and gloves when he's preparing for battle.



* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Head surgeon Circula Tori operates on Fern with a spork and drops her ID card into her chest cavity... but nonetheless repeatedly restores her to life. In an unusually literal example, she once does so after Fern falls into a living meat grinder.



* On ''Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER'' which is mostly true when the ER doctors have to perform surgery right there and then. A splash-and-slash is the modern equivlent of this. (A splash-and-slash is where they barely have enough time to splash antispectic onto the patient before cutting them open. Only done when the patient is going to die or is already technically dead before the surgeons are even called.)

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* On ''Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER'' which is mostly true when the ER doctors have to perform surgery right there and then. A splash-and-slash is the modern equivlent equivalent of this. (A splash-and-slash is where they barely have enough time to splash antispectic antiseptic onto the patient before cutting them open. Only done when the patient is going to die or is already technically dead before the surgeons are even called.)
15th May '16 5:43:20 AM matteste
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* ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.

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* ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.
1st May '16 10:19:42 PM MsChibi
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* Many cultures have various forms of genital cutting/modification, often performed as a rite of passage. Often, these are performed by traditional practitioners (traditional healers/midwives, shamans, etc.) or relatives/family friends...and in this case, the implements are usually not be washed or sterilized in between. (Sometimes, a mass cutting ritual takes place, where the same knife is used over and over.) Not helping matters is the fact that many times, these procedures are ''not'' performed under an anesthetic. Special mention goes to the most extreme forms of FGM/C: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation#Type_III Type III or infibulation]]. (Warning: *VERY* disturbing content!)
* The practice of "gishiri cutting," which is performed in parts of Africa for therapeutic reasons (although there is no evidence that it ''actually'' helps any of the gynecological problems it's supposed to alleviate). A knife is placed ''inside the vagina'', and then drawn back out again, as many times as deemed necessary.
28th Apr '16 6:58:52 AM Paireon
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, it's implied that this is the sort of "surgery" used by Frantisek Markov, the Darklord of Markovia, to turn victims into Broken Ones, although there is at least some magic involved as well. He uses no anesthetic, in any case.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, it's implied that this is the sort of "surgery" used by Frantisek Markov, the Darklord of Markovia, to turn victims into Broken Ones, although there is at least some magic involved as well. {{Justified|Trope}} as he was actually an uneducated butcher prior to his JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope into becoming a Darklord. He uses no anesthetic, in any case.
15th Apr '16 1:05:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The game ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'' can be described as "''VideoGame/{{QWOP}}'' gets his medical license". And it is just as darkly hilarious as it sounds.

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* The game ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013'' can be described as "''VideoGame/{{QWOP}}'' gets his medical license". And it is just as darkly hilarious as it sounds. Even if the patient has their lungs on the floor, their ribcage smashed beyond repair, and about five milliliters of blood left, [[InstantWinCondition as long as you fulfill the given objective the operation will end successfully]].
23rd Mar '16 9:51:57 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' during the Normandy invasion The Boss (then known a The Joy) went into labor while on the battlefield, and performed a c-section on herself. She and the baby were both fine, while the baby's father The Sorrow passed out pretty much immediately when she made the first cut.
11th Feb '16 8:51:02 AM SteveMB
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Fanfic/AloneTogether'': Kim and Shego have been stranded in an otherwise [[GhostPlanet unpopulated]] [[AlternateUniverse world]] long enough to become friends when Kim develops [[RupturedAppendix appendicitis]]. Shego manages to perform an appendectomy guided by frantic review of medical texts, constantly terrified that one wrong move will kill Kim and leave her [[GoMadFromTheIsolation utterly alone]].
29th Jan '16 6:10:32 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill is pretty much the same as the one you use at home, just a little more fancy, and a '''lot''' more expensive. At least it looks and acts mostly the same.

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* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill is pretty much the same as the one you use at home, home; just a little more fancy, and a '''lot''' more expensive.expensive, and more carefully cleaned. At least it looks and acts mostly the same.



** This is a popular myth, but not exactly based in historical fact. Ether was available as early as UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, and the use of forceps to tie off the blood vessels and arteries (invented, among other places, in Ancient Egypt) had been rediscovered in the 1600s - not that, of course, without the sterilisation of medical instruments being a given, it helped survival rates much. Battlefield surgery wasn't ''pretty'', but it wasn't "biting the bullet" either. It was the recovery process in the hospitals that was more likely to kill you, actually, as you waited around to see if you got gangrene or not and tried not to catch anything from the sick and wounded people all around you.

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** This is a popular myth, but not exactly based in historical fact. Ether was available as early as UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, and the use of forceps to tie off the blood vessels and arteries (invented, among other places, in Ancient Egypt) had been rediscovered in the 1600s - not that, of course, without the sterilisation sterilization of medical instruments being a given, it helped survival rates much. Battlefield surgery wasn't ''pretty'', but it wasn't "biting the bullet" either. It was the recovery process in the hospitals that was more likely to kill you, actually, as you waited around to see if you got gangrene or not and tried not to catch anything from the sick and wounded people all around you.
25th Jan '16 7:31:59 PM Ascrod
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* ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.
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