10 May 2013 @ 06:35 pm
Contest Entry.. Away with trusses!  
Away With Leg-Strap and Spring Trusses!
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Mike: Boss Croker inflatedprogbear on May 11th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Oh my God, yes! I love that image!

Edited at 2013-05-11 01:49 am (UTC)
Ejia Arath: Puppy!Phonesejia_arath03 on May 11th, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
Why does Teddy Roosevelt have magic truss-conjuring powers?
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on May 13th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Now you know why he was one of the least popular X-Men.
Geek Queen: sga mckay genius1geek_queen on May 15th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
BlueBear: Coffeebluebear2 on May 12th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
There seemed to be a lot of "rupture" in those days. What was that all about? Why doesn't it happen now?
Susan Trexel: Glenn Fordalmond_cakes on May 12th, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
I'm kind of curious too as to why these trusses were needed? What was a rupture? Was the truss something you wore every day, or until the rupture healed? (I'm a gal asking, btw!)
Me.: violets by enrianacremepuff on May 13th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
My first thought was that they were referring to hernias. But I could be wrong.
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on May 13th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
A rupture is a hernia. Usually it's referring to an inguinal hernia, which is where a bit of intestine pushes down through groin muscles and into a man's 'dangly bits.' As far as I know, they're usually caused by heavy lifting. That kind of hernia won't heal on its own. You either get surgery or just live with it.

I really dunno what trusses did for that aside from maybe keeping the 'boys' from moving around and causing a lot of discomfort.
Susan Trexel: Glenn Fordalmond_cakes on May 13th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info! :o)
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