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Finger Reattachment Surgery (4 Finger Amputation With A Circular Saw)

Finger Reattachment Surgery: Amputation Of Four Fingers With A Circular Saw In Elderly Man JJ is a delightful and vigorous 73 year old retired man whose favorite hobby is making Westminster chimes clocks for his grandchildren. One ordinary day when he was using a circular saw to cut the molding for another clock, he sustained a devastating injury. He amputated the four fingers of his left hand and was brought to the local emergency room in a small town on the west coast of Florida. His ER doctor astutely sent his wife back to recover two of the fingers from the workshop floor while he searched the state for a hand surgeon who would accept this challenging case. Not only was this essentially a four finger amputation, but it occurred in an elderly man with a history of a cardiac stent procedure. Although it was known to be high risk, JJ felt his life would be over without the use of his hands for woodworking, and insisted upon finding a team who could take on this challenge. Dr. Badia and Dr. Khouri would later successfully reattach all four fingers after the patient was flown by helicopter to Cedars Medical Center. We can see that JJ not only regained enough use of his hand to tie his shoes and perform gardening, but he also completed the task he began when he met his accident.  He continues to serve as an inspiration to Dr. Badia demonstrating that age and a complicated medical history should not deter one from seeking the best result possible. Video story Video Follow up Warning: Viewer discretion is advised, content is intended for medical education. Pre-op Finger Reattachment X-rays Finger Reattachment Surgery Of Amputation Of Four Fingers With A Circular Saw post op Post-op pinch Finger Reattachment post op More Testimonials:

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Near Amputation of Forearm From Saw Injury

Dr. Badia saves a patient’s forearm from near amputation after a serious saw injury Agustin Acosta Radio Journalist on ” Cada Tarde 1040AM Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Agustin Acosta is a 40 year old radio journalist who sustained a nearly complete amputation of the distal forearm when a circular saw blade accidentally spun out of its housing on new year’s day. He was taken to the OR as an emergency where the arm was reattached using a steel plate and screws and bone from his pelvis as graft. The extensor tendons and the critical median nerve was also repaired. After a long course of rehabilitation, he has regained full strength in the arm and has near normal sensation. He is a good example of how much function can be regained in an exceptionally motivated patient. Follow up X-rays 27 years later Before X-Rays were taken in 1996 and demonstrate bone loss from saw injury one week post op bone grafting. After X-Rays shows bone remodeling after 28 years. Graft was taken from iliac crest ( Pelvis). Warning: Graphic content Warning: Graphic content Intraoperative photo showing repairs of all extensor tendons. Follow up 27 years later! Agustin Acosta shares his story: This compelling 4-minute documentary features in-depth interviews with three of Dr. Badia’s patients, among them Agustin, who share their personal journeys and experiences under his care. ” Cada Tarde” Radio Show Endoscopic Procedure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Endoscopic Procedure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What’s Really Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What’s Really Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Finger Reattachment Surgery Of Amputation Of Four Fingers With A Circular Saw 2
Patient Stories

Finger Reattachment Surgery (4 Finger Amputation With A Circular Saw)

Finger Reattachment Surgery: Amputation Of Four Fingers With A Circular Saw In Elderly Man JJ is a delightful and vigorous 73 year old retired man whose favorite hobby is making Westminster chimes clocks for his grandchildren. One ordinary day when he was using a circular saw to cut the molding for another clock, he sustained a devastating injury. He amputated the four fingers of his left hand and was brought to the local emergency room in a small town on the west coast of Florida. His ER doctor astutely sent his wife back to recover two of the fingers from the workshop floor while he searched the state for a hand surgeon who would accept this challenging case. Not only was this essentially a four finger amputation, but it occurred in an elderly man with a history of a cardiac stent procedure. Although it was known to be high risk, JJ felt his life would be over without the use of his hands for woodworking, and insisted upon finding a team who could take on this challenge. Dr. Badia and Dr. Khouri would later successfully reattach all four fingers after the patient was flown by helicopter to Cedars Medical Center. We can see that JJ not only regained enough use of his hand to tie his shoes and perform gardening, but he also completed the task he began when he met his accident.  He continues to serve as an inspiration to Dr. Badia demonstrating that age and a complicated medical history should not deter one from seeking the best result possible. Video story Video Follow up Warning: Viewer discretion is advised, content is intended for medical education. Pre-op Finger Reattachment X-rays Finger Reattachment Surgery Of Amputation Of Four Fingers With A Circular Saw post op Post-op pinch Finger Reattachment post op More Testimonials:

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Dr.Badia and Agustin Acosta Radio Journalist
Patient Stories

Near Amputation of Forearm From Saw Injury

Dr. Badia saves a patient’s forearm from near amputation after a serious saw injury Agustin Acosta Radio Journalist on ” Cada Tarde 1040AM Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Agustin Acosta is a 40 year old radio journalist who sustained a nearly complete amputation of the distal forearm when a circular saw blade accidentally spun out of its housing on new year’s day. He was taken to the OR as an emergency where the arm was reattached using a steel plate and screws and bone from his pelvis as graft. The extensor tendons and the critical median nerve was also repaired. After a long course of rehabilitation, he has regained full strength in the arm and has near normal sensation. He is a good example of how much function can be regained in an exceptionally motivated patient. Follow up X-rays 27 years later Before X-Rays were taken in 1996 and demonstrate bone loss from saw injury one week post op bone grafting. After X-Rays shows bone remodeling after 28 years. Graft was taken from iliac crest ( Pelvis). Warning: Graphic content Warning: Graphic content Intraoperative photo showing repairs of all extensor tendons. Follow up 27 years later! Agustin Acosta shares his story: This compelling 4-minute documentary features in-depth interviews with three of Dr. Badia’s patients, among them Agustin, who share their personal journeys and experiences under his care. ” Cada Tarde” Radio Show Endoscopic Procedure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Endoscopic Procedure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What’s Really Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What’s Really Causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Is Your Desk Job Giving You Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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