Doctors save firefighter’s mutilated arm by sewing it to stomach 

August 24, 2017, 1:22 pm
Doctors save firefighter’s mutilated arm by sewing it to stomach 
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Doctors save firefighter’s mutilated arm by sewing it to stomach 

Doctors save firefighter’s mutilated arm by sewing it to stomach 

Gruesome accidents lead to misshaping of body parts and experts spend a lot of sittings to fix it up. Accidents are common at work place as well when involved in risky jobs. Such was the case of a firefighter Anthony Seward from Bristol after his hand was left badly mangled by an accident at work.

The hand was crushed by a roller and doctors had to go for a Pedicled Abdominal Flap procedure to help his skin heal.

Anthony’s hand was sewn inside a pocket in his stomach for three weeks as blood supply was generated from the hand. It was then separated and his entire hand was covered by folding over the skin.

Surgeons have said that his fingers can be further improved with transplants from his toes which can help with fingertips for a better grip.

A court heard how a barrier guard, which could have prevented the accident, had not been repaired for 31 months - despite replacement parts being available.

Antony's career as a firefighter is in tatters and he said after the hearing at Exeter magistrates court:"It's been a long, painful and difficult 12 months." Mr Mannell said 21-year-old Antony suffered severe crush injuries requiring six operations and regular physio and said he may still lose his hand.