Girl's fingers blown off when a lightbulb exploded in her hand has a mechanical prosthetic

Mail Online | 1/17/2020 | Connor Boyd Health Reporter For Mailonline
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A four-year-old whose fingers were blown off by an exploding lightbulb is finally able to 'be a little girl again' after getting a prosthetic hand.

Aubry Harper was two when she suffered the life-changing injury while inspecting her mother's light-up vanity table at home in May 2018.

Toddler - Lightbulbs - Hand - Fingers - Rest

As the curious toddler pawed the lightbulbs one exploded in her right hand, blowing off most of her fingers and leaving the rest 'dangling' off.

Paramedics rushed to the family home in Athens, Alabama, and took Aubry straight to hospital to try salvage as much of her hand as possible.

Doctors - Fingers - Pinky - Palm

But doctors were unable to save her fingers and had to amputate all of them but her pinky. She was left with just a palm.

Aubry was unable to cycle, trampoline and play on swings due to her injuries.

Hand - Hobbies

But after being fitted with a mechanical hand she is able once again to take up her favourite hobbies.

The hand is operated by the muscles in the upper arm, as they move, they cause the artificial limb to open and close.

Event - Aubry - Mother - Alesha - 'I

Recalling the traumatic event, Aubry's mother Alesha, 36, said: 'I was in the next room and heard a pop and scream so ran in to find her fingers dangling from her hand and blood everywhere.

'We called the ambulance and when we arrived at the hospital doctors and nurses were already outside waiting and she was flown in a helicopter to a children's hospital in Alabama.

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'When we got to the hospital she was rushed into surgery, but unfortunately after three hours we were told that they could not save any fingers except for part of her pinky.

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