Doctors from Stony Brook University Medical Center say they were able to reattach a man’s hand after it was chopped off by a log-splitting machine only because the victim kept calm after the accident.
Rene Campos, of Hempstead, wrapped his stump in a shirt to stop the bleeding and instructed co-workers to retrieve his severed fingers and put them on ice.
The medical team worked 14 hours to reattach the hand after the mid-May mishap.
They said Campos will lose some function and won’t feel anything for at least six months, but will have a useable hand once he finishes his rehabilitation.
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