x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Emergency surgery saves RAK boy's foot

A boy underwent surgery to reattach his left foot which was almost severed in a bike accident in Ras Al Khaimah. He is recovering in hospital in Abu Dhabi.

RAS AL KHAIMAH // A 12-year-old Emirati boy who was fortunate not to lose his foot in a motorcycle accident is making good progress following surgery.

In a two-and-a-half-hour procedure, doctors reattached his left foot, which was almost severed from the leg when he arrived at the hospital at midnight on Sunday.

"He came in with a hanging foot," said Dr Yousef Altair, the head of the accident and emergency department at Saqr Hospital. "Up to now it looks OK and it has improved. The foot is starting to work a little bit."

Dr Altair is happy with the boy's response to the surgery.

"He's feeling much better and his foot is very good," said Dr Altair. "We have to wait and see what happens."

The boy was transferred to Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

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