Doctors at Kenya’s largest referral hospital, KNH, have today made achieved another great milestone of reattaching a 17-year-old boy’s severed hands to his arm.
The boy’s hand got cut off from the rest of his hand while he was operating a chaff-cutting machine as he was attending to his family’s cows. The boy was taken to hospital 10 hours after the accident, alongside his severed hand.
The surgery brought together experts in different medical fields including surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthetists, and nurses. Ferdinand Nangole, one of the surgeons involved in the surgery, said the operation involved cleaning the boy’s wound, then identifying structures such as the nerves and major blood vessels for reattachment. The surgeon said they also had to shorten some bones; it took them about one and a half hours to identify the structure of the boy’s arm.
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