X-ray Shock: Gardener, 86, to Recover...

X-ray Shock: Gardener, 86, to Recover After Being Impaled by Shears

There are 1 comment on the NBC San Diego story from Aug 30, 2011, titled X-ray Shock: Gardener, 86, to Recover After Being Impaled by Shears. In it, NBC San Diego reports that:

In this image provided by the University Medical Center in Tucson, a CT scan shows a pair of pruning shears embedded in the head of an 86-year-old Green Valley, Ariz., man before it was removed by Medical Center surgeons in Tucson on July 30, 2011.

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#1 Aug 30, 2011
""You wouldn't believe your eyes," trauma surgeon Dr. Julie Wynne said in a statement. "Half of the pruning shears was sticking out and the other half was in his head." At the hospital, surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his eye socket with metal mesh, saving his eye."

OMG. Made me nauseous just reading the story. The pics are graphic.

Big kudos to the surgeons who were able to give him his life back.

AND, his eyesight.

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