What an amazing miracle of modern medicine! Surgeons have managed to reattach the head of a toddler that became separated from his neck in a severe car accident.
But before your mind begins to run away with images, this was an internal decapitation. His head was not completely separated from his body. Regardless, that should not take away from the fact that this is some surgical feat!
The victim was 16-month-old Jackson Taylor who was in the car when his mother and sister crashed head-on with another vehicle at 70 miles per hour.
The sheer force of the impact was enough to cause his spine to detach from his head, but thankfully it did not kill him. After reaching the operating room in Brisbane, Australia, the infant underwent 6 hours of surgery during which spinal surgeon Geoff Askin innovatively used wire and a piece of the boys rib to graph his vertebrae back together.
Now, the toddler must spend 8 weeks in a brace to keep everything in the right place and facilitate a speedy recovery. They are hopeful that the boy will make a full recovery and lead a normal life.