Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Horror Of Zipper Related Penis Injuries

"A 6-year old boy presents to ED in agony after entrapping his penis in the zipper of his new jeans. He is very distressed, unable to lay still or co-operate, and every movement of his legs makes him scream in pain as the fabric tugs on his sequestered foreskin. At this stage, you cannot get close enough to see where exactly within the zipper mechanism he is entrapped."

 Penis and scrotum zipper entrapment is an under-reported epidemic that is causing pain and grief world wide to all age groups:

"Between 2002 and 2010, an estimated 17,616 patients presented to US EDs with trouser zip injuries to the genitals. The penis was almost always the only genital organ involved. Zip injuries represented nearly one-fifth of all penile injuries. Amongst adults, zips were the most frequent cause of penile injuries. Annual zip-related genital injury incidence remained stable over the study period."

Men,  always keep in mind the dangers of the toothy penis hungry zipper!   Woman,  warn your men about the horrors of penis zipper entrapment - after all,  you want it to keep working too don't you?

Learn a treatment method HERE!


Gabriel said...

17,616 patients in less than 10 years?? thank god i mostly use those button jeans.
This is a seriously disturbing post...

David said...

I can't remember the last time that I wore pants with a zipper either. I did have a zipper incident when I was a kid though - it hurt like hell but thankfully I was able to get it out of the jam soon enough!

Sid Edwards said...

Prevention is better than cure (or detachment strategies). Plain Velcro is not the answer. We've developed a solution without teeth that bite and will end zip-related genital injury.

More info here