Why Doctors Sewed This Man's Hand To His Abdomen!

This 87-year-old grandfather from Texas was given hope at saving his terribly burned hand by a rare surgical method. burned hand saved texas "They're gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie." was what Frank Reyes's doctor explained to him. Frank then spent the next three weeks with his burned hand tucked under a pocket of tissue within his belly to nurture the healing process. Worried his hand would be damaged forever at a freak accident following a routine tire replacement, Frank was given new hope when his hand emerged from it's temporary home on Thursday. The hand looks like it will do just fine following the procedure. How does it work exactly? The abdominal skin sticks to the hand and helps to form new blood vessels. This technique was able to save Frank's fingers and heal his charred skin. Despite being bed-ridden for a few weeks, Frank is itching to get out and get back to doing what he loves. "As soon as I'm well enough to drive I want to take a little trip." stated Frank. "The main thing I want to do is raise cattle and ride horses. I'm an outdoors person who doesn't like being cooped up." Have you ever had an unconventional surgery? Tell us your stories! Source: CBC Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_108083" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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