Medical Miracle

Baby's head reattached after 'internal decapitation'

 

By Ed Adamczyk Oct. 7, 2015 

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Doctors in Australia have successfully reattached the bones in a 16-month-old boy's neck after he sustained a so-called internal decapitation in a car crash.

Jaxon Taylor was riding in a vehicle driven by his mother, Rylea, in September when it was struck by another vehicle at 70 mph.

The "internal decapitation" was repaired in a six-hour operation in Brisbane.

The impact separated his head from his spine, breaking his first and second vertebrae, which support the skull and collarbone. Doctors call the injury an internal decapitation.

Jaxon was airlifted to a Brisbane, Australia, hospital, where he had a six-hour surgery to reconnect his head and spine.

His sister, 9, also sustained broken vertebrae.

"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place and if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again," said Dr. Geoff Askin, who led the surgery.

Jaxon was medically sedated for three days and will wear a head brace for eight weeks, until tissue and nerves connecting his head and spine heal. Since the operation he has made a quick recovery, and is now able to kick a ball and hug his parents.

the devise is called an Alizarov fixator.
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Comments (11)

  1. wirelessguru1

    Well, I would not call that a “miracle”!

    October 07, 2015
  2. noahbody

    Totally amazing. Those poor kids.

    October 07, 2015
    1. SEC

      I agree. The reason I knew the name of that devise is that that devise was used on my son as we went the procedures to lengthen his leg

      October 07, 2015
      1. noahbody

        Wow! Really? Another medical miracle!

        October 07, 2015
        1. SEC

          yep we gained over 14’" in 3 procedures

          October 07, 2015
          1. noahbody

            My word! That is unbelievable!

            October 07, 2015
          2. noahbody

            Thank God and modern medicine…

            October 07, 2015
            1. SEC

              Yes indeed

              October 07, 2015
  3. fierylady

    How wonderful…..miracle or not!!!!!!

    October 08, 2015
    1. SEC

      indeed, and the internal wherewithal to make the attempt

      October 08, 2015
  4. bethannkwalker

    Medical science is so advanced today that it seem everything is possible in life.Parents of the child may be very much happy at this time as they got their child back in life.I must say that this is a miricle and aussiessay custom essays service should write about these miracles.

    September 20, 2016