Woman nearly loses leg after pulling on a pair of skinny leg jeans.

Jane Rylance, 52, was just an hour away from having to have her leg amputated when her choice of skinny jeans caused oxygen starvation.

She has had to have four operations and a series of skin grafts and has been scarred for life by her ordeal, reports The Sun.

Jane said: “The jeans were literally squeezing the life out of my legs.”

She had been wearing the high-waisted black jeans all day before she collapsed while dancing at a friend’s party in June.

She took a cab to hospital the next morning after her legs ballooned and surgeons diagnosed Compartment ­syndrome, in which nerves and muscles are damaged by increased pressure.

If untreated, lack of blood supply can cause oxygen starvation.

Jane said: “The left leg had to be urgently sliced open to relieve the pressure on nerves.


Image via The Sun

“The doctors told me that I was only an hour away from an amputation. I could have died. It was frightening.”

Jane, who admits the jeans were tighter than usual due to slight weight gain, had three more operations before grafts using skin from her thighs.

“It’s left me with long scars but I just feel grateful to still be alive.

“No fashion is worth the nightmare I’ve faced. I’ll not wear skinny jeans again. They can kill and should come with a health warning.”

Certainly something to be aware of ladies.

I have actually noticed my legs ache and feel quite tight in the calf if I wear my skinny legs too often. It took me a while to work out what was causing it, but that is definitely why!


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  • Thankfully, for once!, my butt is too big for skinny leg jeans so I don’t wear them


  • Some people have such pain tolerance that they don’t feel it like others do.
    By the time they do the illness or effects of an injury can be very severe. A lot of people realise their feet swell, but not their legs. Jeans that fit too tight in the crotch are known to cause thrush too.


  • another point in my ‘why I live in my trackies’ list!


  • Wow, she sure is lucky !! Her skinny jeans must have been really tight.
    I like skinny jeans but till the level they’re still comfortable, so mine aren’t really that tight.


  • I love the look of skinny jeans but I can’t get into them as I find them too tight


  • Poor her – skinny jeans and any type of tight clothing is just not appealing.


  • I heat those kind of clothes
    It’s very dangerous for body


  • That’s scary, I was wearing skinny jeans today!


  • Wearing them so tight it cuts off circulation is silly. If in pain don’t wear them.


  • I have read about this before. Why women want to wear jeans that are so tight I’ll never know. It must be uncomfortable


  • The poor women. It never crossed my mind that this could happen, naïve I know.


  • I knew that skinny jeans could do some damage to the pelvic area, but I had no idea about the other dangers,


  • That is just terrible and I get worried when I have to wear compression airline socks on flights for this reason but if I don’t wear them my legs and ankles swell up.


  • The poor woman almost lost her leg,no skinny jeans for me!


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