27 Nov Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer: An Injury Breakdown
One of the most popular holiday songs of the season has already crept onto your radio station, but nobody talks about the contusions, sprains, lacerations, and broken bones Grandma likely endured—in addition to her untimely demise. Mend Clinic hasn’t seen any reindeer injuries (yet) this season, but here’s a breakdown of what the poor woman would have possibly endured given her wild night out.
A male reindeer can weigh up to 400 pounds and a female up to 260. If Grandma was run over, she likely had a litany of broken bones. We know for certain she had hoof marks on her forehead and marks on her back. Had she survived, fortunately for her, Mend Clinic would have been her orthopedic specialist.
However, she’d also been “drinking too much eggnog,” and while drinking can increase your chances of an accident, it also keeps the body less likely to tense up. It’s possible that had she survived, it would have been with a dislocated joint or a sprain, which is damage to the ligament, especially if the reindeer was a calf.
On the other hand, she also “forgot her medication,” and we have no clue as to what it was. If she sustained a sprain, she would have probably been prescribed an over-the-counter medication for pain (unless of course, the medication she forgot to take was a blood thinner, in which case a different pain management medication would have been recommended).
Winter Holiday Injuries – Contact Mend Clinic In Salem
Of course, the best lesson from this song is to try an avoid forgetting your medication, drinking to excess, and walking home in the snow. This goes double when reindeer may be in the vicinity. However, if you do suffer an injury during the winter holidays, reindeer-related or not, Salem’s ER alternative is open seven days per week. Count on Mend Clinic to keep you in the holiday spirit even if you hit a snag.