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IN People ON 04 Apr, 2016
"Doctors spend much of their lives to learn about the best ways to cure the sick, or to save lives."
People say there are miracles, but what's more valid is that miracles are on us, humans. If we are willing to do the best ways to help others, to be part of positive change, or to be 'human' , we can get over challenges and conflicts. No matter how hard things are, we can find a way.
This story tells us that for every problem, there is a solution. More so, for every sickness, there is the best cure.
Putting this in context, a machine operator in Brazil faced a tremendous challenge that almost made his hand amputated. Good thing, experienced, well-versed and 'human' doctors are there to follow their oath and serve at the maximum.
He operates some machine for plastic production in a factory near his home.
Carlos lives in Orleans, South Brazil.
He was working in plastic manufacturing, and suddenly, the heavy duty machine dragged his hands towards the big device. He really did not imagine that this have happened. No immediate help or response sprouted out from his office mates after he screamed.
Apparently, his middle finger and index finger was destroyed.
Orthopaedic and traumatology doctor, Boris Branda and his medical team responded on the situation, and had Carlos's hand operated. What's shocking is that, doctors didn't choose the amputation track. They put Carlos's hands in his abdomen instead.
The hands will have to stay for more than a month to let the hands develop tissues to make up for the scrapped skins. With this, his hand's muscles and tendons would be hidden safely.
Carlos did not expect that the cure would look like this. But if I'm in his situation, I'd rather choose this fate than to lose my hand forever.
It may feel so weird to feel some moving hands inside his tummy, but to hasten the healing process, he is requested to keep these hands from harsh movements. It was promised that his damaged hands can only do pincer movements (writing using a pencil, etc.)
Carlos is required to attend a weekly check-up to monitor what is happening to his health, especially on his pocketed hand.
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