If you have ever suffered from a swollen finger and winced with pain when you, or somebody else tried to remove a stuck ring from said finger, you might like to remember this fantastic ‘trick’ should you ever again be in the same situation.
All you need are a piece of elastic (in the video they use the elasticated strap from an oxygen mask) to wrap around/compress the finger, and tweezers to pull the elastic back through the ring and to help with the removal.
Simple and brilliant!
Credits from YouTube:
“A creative approach to removing a ring from a finger by Dr. Simon Carley (http://ebem.podbean.com/2012/07/17/ring-removal-trick/) at the Centre For Evidence Based Emergency Care (CEEC) at Manchester Metropolitan University. Thanks for letting me upload to YouTube. Video hosted at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. http://academiclifeinem.com/trick-of-the-trade-ring-removal-using-oxygen-mask-strap/
There are some caveats and warnings for this trick: