Miracle Surgery Reattaches Toddler’s Head Following Car Accident

In a head-on collision at a speed of 70 mph, a 16-month-old child named Jackson Taylor was involved in a severe car accident that resulted in an internal decapitation—his head was traumaticly detached from his neck. The incident occurred while the toddler was traveling with his mother and sister. The severity of the accident left medical professionals uncertain about the child’s chances of survival.

Dr. Geoff Askin, a renowned spinal surgeon, led the delicate surgical procedure that aimed to reattach the young boy’s head to his spine. “A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again,” Dr. Askin stated, recognizing the gravity of the injury and the slim likelihood of recovery.

The surgical team spent six hours in the operating room, where they performed what has been hailed as a medical miracle, successfully reattaching Jackson’s vertebrae using wire and a piece of his rib. The surgery’s success was such that Jackson is now expected to make a full recovery.

Currently, Jackson is required to wear a stabilizing device, often referred to as a “halo,” to keep his body properly aligned as he heals. This halo will remain in place for eight weeks, after which it is anticipated that he will be able to lead a normal and healthy life sans the device.

Source: AOL

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