Frankenfruit (a byproduct of teaching Julia to suture)

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Life of a Medical Student, Projects, Sewing | 0 comments

sofort3256I’m on my surgery rotation right now, which means getting up at 4am and working 16 hour days, roughly 12 hours of which I seem to be standing in a sterile operating room hardly daring to move much for fear of contaminating myself (there is no scratching your head in the OR – I haven’t done it yet, but medical students are notorious for such behavior). It should sound awful, really, but somehow I’m having the time of my life.

And the fact of the matter is, no one should have ever let me near a suture kit, because I’m sort of enamored with the whole process. Not to mention all of the surgical instruments used in laparascopic surgeries, which I think could revolutionize the way I sew (I haven’t quite figured out how, yet). And when I got home from work the other day, I took it out on some helpless fruit.

I’m just a beginner, but I think the results are kind of fun! Click the images in the left column for vertigo-inducing gifs of the process :-)

P.S. I ate all the fruit except the grapefruit – turns out I forgot I don’t actually like grapefruit.

P.P.S. Before any surgeons berate me, I should clarify that although I learned these during my surgery rotation, these are not suture techniques that are used in the operating room, they’re more like the kind that you would use in the emergency room to close lacerations.

 

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