Man spends 3 weeks with hand sewn into stomach

Sep 3, 2015 3:12 PM by KPRC

A couple months ago Frank Reyes burned his hand so badly, he needed more than a skin graft, he needed new blood supply to the hand, which doctors got by using his abdomen.

At 87 years old, there's not much that can slow down the Texas cattleman.

He was changing a tire when a lowboy trailer fell on his hand.

Nothing was broken but the trailer pressed on his hand like an iron, giving him third-degree burns.

In order to grow a new blood supply to the hand, sewing it under a flap on Reyes' abdomen was the best option.


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