How to treat a Lightsaber wound

A few years ago, to coincide with the release of “The Force Awakens” the Guardian newspaper ran an article discussing some of the big questions in the Star Wars Universe. These included “How do Wookies breed?” and “What Qualifications do you need to become a Stormtrooper?”.

I was asked how we might go about treating a Lightsaber wound and with the launch of Disney+ (and the advent of home schooling/plenty of time to rewatch the entire series) I thought it was worth reposting here. Over time I am sure we will discuss trauma management and wounds in much more detail, but this is just to whet your appetite.

The complete article can be found here

All best,


Posted by Dr Iain Beardsell

Dr Iain Beardsell. MBChB, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCEM is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Southampton and a Consultant in Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine. Iain qualified in 1998 and over the past 20 years has trained and practiced medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past ten years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. Iain is also a highly regarded advisor to television medical dramas, including Casualty and Good Karma Hospital. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. As the father of three boys he is passionate about instilling a love of science and promoting careers in healthcare. You will find him on twitter as @docib

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