Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More US soldiers keep limbs

More US soldiers keep limbs
From correspondents in San Francisco
October 10, 2006
A 2004 SHOOTING and roadside bomb injury in Iraq left US Marine Sgt Oscar Canon, 25, with a gaping hole in his thigh the size of a baseball - a wound should have cost him his leg. Yet today he can walk and run again.
"In previous wars, this patient would have undergone an amputation," said Dr Amy Wandel, a plastic surgeon who operated on Canon at the US Navy Medical Centre in San Diego.
Sgt Oscar Canon


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