Surgeons reattached the arm of a teenager who had it severed

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 after he got it stuck in a commercial pasta making machine as he was working at a New York Italian restaurant.

Brett detailed what he did after that: “After that I went upstairs and put a tourniquet on it and went to the hospital,” From the local hospital he was airlifted to Boston. There, he was took in by a surgical team at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Although now Brett has his arm attached he still can’t feel or move his fingers. He is scheduled for a couple more surgeries that will help him get back this ability.

The operation has been done before but it’s not a common one. The plan is to get a sacrificeable part of muscle from his groin and connect the nerve up. Since the boy is young he has a fair chance to re-grow his nerves very well. “It’s given me a new outlook on life,” the teenager said. “It’s making me appreciate things a lot more, and I never knew how much people cared.”

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