Thursday, January 9, 2014

The science of mending injured body parts

Xiao Wei at the hospital
2013 had notable stories that showed how medical science is helping restore hope to people with severe body injuries.  Before, when a person's body part is severed in an accident, it is taken as condemned and irreparable.  Not any more. Science is helping restore hope in such cases of serious injuries.  There were some examples in 2013.
Xiaolian, 22, lost his nose to complications following a traffic accident, but doctors were able to grow a new one that will be transplanted soon
Xiao Wei's hand fix to his leg
The three below are particularly remarkable:

1.  Doctors in China save man’s severed hand by attaching it to his ankle 
Xiao Wei of Changde in China's Hunan province lost his hand in a workplace accident. Doctors attached it to his ankle in order to save it while they attended to the rest of his injuries.

Xioalian
2.  Chinese man grows nose on his forehead 
Jamie Hilton
Xiaolian, 22, lost his nose to complications following a traffic accident, but doctors were able to grow a new one that will be transplanted soon.

3.  I blogged about Jamie Hilton's skull restoration surgery in 2012. The beauty queen's broken skull was removed, stored in her body for six weeks and restored in a major surgery.





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