Titanium wedding bands causing trouble in emergency rooms

Titanium wedding bands causing trouble in emergency rooms

You may have to make a tough decision!
Emergency room technicians are used to dealing with stuck wedding rings. Fingers can get swollen for all sorts of reasons - bee stings, allergic reactions, accidents, and more - and a ring can cause trouble if it is stuck there. 
 
Doctors and nurses have a small arsenal of tricks they use to remove rings, including a special ring cutter, and this clever trick with a bit of string or dental floss. But what if the ring just won't budge?
 
Titanium wedding rings are an increasingly popular choice, because they are lightweight, attractive, and extremely durable. However, they are also impossible to cut with a regular ring cutter, and if the ring gets stuck and won't budge by any other means, then what do you do?
 
Enter the humble bolt cutters. A recent trip to the emergency room was getting dangerously uncomfortable for the patient, due to the swelling that was being trapped by his titanium wedding ring. The doctors eventually had to resort to using a giant pair of bolt cutters, then they had to pull the two halves of the ring apart using heavy-duty paperclips.
 
A clever improvisation, to be sure! But you might want to think twice before choosing a titanium ring in the future!