And an aside, if the customer is in any condition to walk into your
shop and need the ring cut off, then the option of case A, surgery
to remove the finger, probably is not on the table. If they’re in
your store instead of the hospital, it’s not yet that bad.
I’d have to differ slightly theRe: one of the side effects of having
a stuck ring can be that you lose sensation in your finger. And
customers who aren’t medically minded may not realise how serious
I’ve been involved in one ring removal - a flatmate had dozed off
after trying on a slightly tight ring and woke up with a blue
finger. After she had tried butter, olive oil etc… I got involved
- her finger was getting a duskier and duskier colour as we watched.
She was adamant that it didn’t hurt and she would get it dealt with
in the morning. I was adamant that her finger would have to come off
if we didn’t do something soon.
As we couldn’t get a taxi late on a Friday night, I called an
ambulance who took her to A&E (ER) where they rushed her past the
queues of patients and they cut the ring off immediately. We got a
lot of dirty looks from the other patients, some of whom had been
waiting for hours.
Whenever I tell people about this, I get cajoled for having misused
the ambulance service, but none of the doctors or ambulance-people
involved had a problem with it. In fact, they confirmed that my
friend would have lost the finger had she waited an hour or two
longer. As it is, she still plays the piano.
The other concern would be ‘degloving’ injuries, which are exactly
what their name implies. Even a simple wedding ring can cause them
so aerospace alloys may not be much more dangerous.