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Glendale Man Attempts Hernia Surgery On Himself With Butter Knife

First Posted: 07/26/11 03:50 PM ET Updated: 09/25/11 06:12 AM ET

Butter Knife Hernia

A Glendale, Calif. man who attempted to repair his own hernia using a butter knife is recovering at USC Medical Center, the Glendale News-Press reports.

KTLA spoke to Sgt. Tom Lorenz with the Glendale police department who said that officers responding to the call encountered the 63-year naked, reclining on a lounge chair with a knife sticking out of his abdomen.

From The Associated Press:

The sergeant says that while waiting for paramedics, the man pulled out the knife and stuffed a cigarette he was smoking into the wound.

In 2009, a woman suffered infections when she attempted to inject her lips and face with silicone in order to avoid expensive Restylane and Botox plastic surgery.

Last summer, a 32-year-old man in Sweden who was frustrated with the hour-long wait in the emergency room used materials he found at the hospital to sew up his leg himself, according to the The Local.

Earlier this year, Johnathan Avery was arrested in North Carolina after he was suspected of hitting his son and using fishing tackle to sew up the wound on the boy's head.

Read more at the Glendale News-Press and from KTLA.

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Filed by Timothy Stenovec  |