UK Hospitals Complain: Titanium Wedding Rings Cause Difficulties

17/08/2015 18:22

Titanium wedding rings are causing problems in emergency departments because the metal is too strong. In some cases, industrial equipment has been needed to remove titanium rings from a patient’s finger if it has become dangerously swollen. While gold and silver are easy to cut, titanium requires specialist equipment such as dental saws, drills and diamond-tipped saws. In one case, firefighters needed bolt cutters to remove a man’s ring.