The burst artery is a form of injury that first appeared in Amateur Surgeon 3: Tag Team Trauma. A huge amount of blood spews from the artery, which will drain the patient's heart rate until the bleeding is under control.
Amateur Surgeon 3: Tag Team Trauma Edit
This is where the burst artery makes its debut. There are two variations, both of which require the clamp, lighter, and gel. The first form is introduced in Ed Scape's surgery, while the second form initially appears in Sweetmeats Pete's.
The first variation of the burst artery, which is torn in the middle, is the simpler out of the two. It remains stationary, so it's easier to set the clamp down on it. To mend the burst artery, the player must place the clamp on the visible white marking. When the clamp is fastened, it will restrict the artery and stop the bleeding, allowing the player to burn and gel the tear in the middle.
The second variation takes a bit more work. In this form, there are four bleeding arteries alongside a bone broken in half. The bone can be snapped back into place by using the tongs and carefully connecting the two halves in the middle together for cauterising. In order to successfully connect the burst arteries, the player must set the clamps down on ALL four arteries*. Fastening them will stop the bleeding, allowing the player to connect the arteries with the tongs. When connected, they can be burned and gelled into place.
In this game, the second form can be somewhat of a pain to new players, since the arteries violently shake due to the blood spewing out. Moving an artery or bone too far to the side penalize the player. There are few white indicators as well, which make finding the proper place to set the clamp a bit confusing.
*Please keep in mind, this method of surgery is rendered impossible to complete without the upgrade which provides you with four clamps.
Amateur Surgeon 4: Re-Generations Edit
Burst arteries have remained the same, except now when performing limb transplants, only two arteries are required to be clamped down instead of all four. The arteries are also given a more visible white line, making it easier to place down clamps in the proper place. Furthermore, the arteries no longer shake and will connect on their own once the clamp is fastened, allowing for quicker mending.