Factory worker has relearnt how to walk three years after his feet were SEVERED by a machine

Mail Online | 7/25/2019 | Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
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A factory worker has relearned how to walk after his feet were severed in an accident and sewn back on.

The unnamed man's legs became trapped in a ribbon blender, which is commonly used to mix dry solids, in December 2016 while he was working a night shift in his native Bangkok.

Paramedics - Patient - Feet - Hospital

Paramedics scooped up the patient's torn off feet and rushed him to hospital.

At just after midnight, doctors called a top reconstructive surgeon, who got out of bed and reportedly raced to the emergency ward.

Medic - Night - Patient - Bones - Ligaments

The medic worked through the night, re-attaching the patient's bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves, before inserting steel rods to hold the severed limbs in place.

Nearly three years on, the man has only just learnt how to walk again and has returned to his job at the same factory.

Man - Accident - Feet

The man reportedly passed out during the accident. When he woke, he was amazed to find that not only was he alive, but his feet had been reattached.

When surgeon Dr Wichit Siritattamrong received the late-night call, he rushed to the private hospital Chulalat 3, where the patient was being held. The operation took seven hours.

Severity - Man - Condition - Medic - Steel

Due to the severity of the man's condition, the medic placed a steel rod around his legs, which stayed there for three months. Internal rods were left in place for another two years.

This was to allow his legs to retain their form while his bone merged back together.

Patient - Years - Physiotherapy

The patient was wheelchair bound for years, before finally becoming strong enough to have physiotherapy.

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