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Miracle surgery: Doctors reattach boy’s head to neck after accident

Doctors in Israel performed a highly complex and rare surgery to successfully reattach a 12-year-old boy’s head to his body after he was hit by a car. Through the surgery, the doctors said they restored the connection between the child’s skull and spine using new plates and fixations.

July 14, 2023 | 05:52 PM IST

Dr. Ohad Enav, Dr. and Ziv Aza just before they were discharged with Sulaiman

(Image: Times of Israel)

New Delhi: In rare cases, surgeons Israel A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car while riding his bicycle and his head was attached to his neck.
The doctors said that the impact of the accident has gone away Sulaiman Hassan , a resident of the West Bank, suffered multiple fractures to the head and neck and massive tears to all ligaments. Although there is a 50 percent chance of survival, Suleiman Recovered successfully.

Sulaiman suffered an ‘internal decapitation’ and his skull was completely separated from the upper vertebrae of his spine. The condition is officially called ‘bilateral atlanto-occipital joint dislocation’, The Times of Israel stated.

“The most significant and significant injury to the child was a fracture at the connection between the head and neck and all the ligaments were torn. Also, there was a superficial injury to the abdomen. Due to the severe injury, the head was completely separated from the base of the neck,” said Dr. Ohad Eenav, Specialist Department of Orthopedics did Hadassah Ein Kerem Hasan was operated by Dr. Civ Asa He explained to the Times of Israel newspaper.

“After a thorough examination of his condition, we decided to perform surgery, during which we reconnected the skull to the spine,” said Dr. Enav added.

According to the doctors, the surgery took hours, during which they used new plates and fixations on the damaged area. After the procedure and rehabilitation, Sulaiman was discharged with a cervical splint.

Sulaiman has not shown any neurological deficits or sensory or motor function, but doctors said they will continue to monitor his health.

Feeling happy and relieved that his son is recovering, Sulaiman’s father thanked the doctors.

“For the rest of my life I will thank you for saving my beloved only son. Bless everyone and thank you for bringing back his life when the odds were slim and the danger clear. What saved him was the professionalism, technology and quick decisions of the trauma and orthopedic team. All I can say is a big thank you. ”

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