WOUNDED IRAQ VETS: PLASTIC SURGEONS AID SURVIVAL
WOUNDED IRAQ VETS: PLASTIC SURGEONS AID SURVIVAL, REHAB10/09/06 2:05 PDT
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
Two veterans seriously wounded in Iraq were on their feet today to praise plastic surgeons gathered at a conference in San Francisco, saying that doctors not only saved them from death or amputations but also helped restore their quality of life.
The personal reflections of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Oscar Canon, 25, and fellow Marine Sgt. Douglas Hayenga, 23, followed a pictorial presentation by military plastic surgeons on modern wound care and the reconstructive plastic surgery techniques developed recently to save limbs and restore functionality.