A woman lost both her arms in a train accident but in breakthrough procedure, surgeons in France were able to reattach both arms.
The unnamed 30-year-old woman severed her arms in an accident in Chambery station. It remains unclear how exactly the incident happened.
She took a 35 mile journey to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes (CHUGA) hospital in the southeast of France. Both of her arms were also transported to the hospital in amazingly perfect condition.
The surgery was carried out two hours after the accident. A big team of surgeons worked for about four hours to complete the procedure.
A CHUGA statement hailed the team’s success. It said: “The medical team has succeeded in doing the first simultaneous reattachment of arms in France. The surgical intervention was very rare and delicate, and performed by two teams.
The quick intervention also proved to be crucial in giving the woman the maximum chance of recovery.
While the operation of reattaching her arms is considered a major success for the surgeons, the woman would still need to spend months for rehabilitation in order to recover her limbs’ function. She also needs to learn how to use her arms again.