Friday September 25, 2015
The surgeons release the burned and contracted fingers of a 5 year old. K wires are placed through the fingers of the repaired hand to hold the fingers away from the palm while the skin grafts heat. The surgeon’s air-driven drill wasn’t cooperating, but the manual hand crank drill did the job.
The day continued with more hands, wrists, and elbows. Each surgery taking 90 to 180 minutes.