The following list contains some of the most insane injuries ever captured by x-ray. Thankfully, most of these patients made complete recoveries, but I warn you, some of the images (from x-rayschools.net and environmentalgraffiti.com) may be somewhat disturbing!
Playing with firecrackers…ouch!
After falling off a ladder, Ron Hunt landed on an 18-inch drill bit he was using. It pierced his eye socket and just touched his brain!
The x-ray of a building worker following an incident that caused a nail gun to shoot several nails into his head and brain. Five of the six nails are shown here and were removed in surgery that day. The sixth was removed from his face after the swelling had gone down.
After an incident at a nightclub, this patient, Shafique el-Fahkri, survived after being speared through the eye socket with a chair leg!
This gruesome x-ray shows the injury of a 15-year-old boy after being stabbed with a five inch knife. This was the result of a mugging as this boy and his friends tried to stop another friend from being robbed at a bus stop in London. The muggers used a kitchen knife to stab one boy in the forehead (shown here), another twice in the back and a third in the shoulder. He miraculously survived because he was rushed to hospital with the knife still sticking out of his head and doctors managed to operate in time, indicating that if anyone had tried to take it out he would have died.
Even though this man was shot at close range, the bullet was stopped by his nose!
An x-ray of a 17-month-old boy after a fall resulted in a car key piercing his eyelid and penetrating the brain! Just over two months later little Nicholas made a complete recovery and shows no visible sign of this injury.
This South Korean man went to hospital complaining of severe headache. After examination, the doctors found a nail in his head that had been there for at least four years! Supposedly it was from a construction accident, but apparently he didn’t notice it at the time.
This x-ray shows a boy’s head after narrowly escaping death when he was shot with an arrow by a school friend. The arrow entered his eye socket and was stopped by the back of his skull!
Impaled by a 3-foot iron rod, young Kalim Ali miraculously survived. This rod had pierced ten internal organs, including the rectum, small intestine, lungs and liver. His parents said this horrific accident happend while playing at a construction site.