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Doctors Successfully Reattach Boy’s Skull To His Spine After Bicycle Accident

This incredible event shows the amazing power of modern medicine and the dedication of medical professionals around the world.

In a rare case, doctors in Israel achieved a miraculous reattachment of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy’s skull. The boy, Suleiman Hassan, was airlifted to Hadassah Ein Kerem’s Trauma Unit in Jerusalem after being hit by a car while riding his bike.

The medical team discovered that Suleiman had suffered from an internal decapitation, meaning the base of his skull and top of his spine were separated but the skin was still intact.

This includes tearing ligaments and muscles that typically hold the skull together on top of their vertebrae. Doctors noted that his head was almost completely detached from his neck and multiple surgeries were needed to repair it.

After several hours in surgery, Suleiman made an incredible recovery thanks to the professionalism and quick decision-making by doctors at the trauma unit.

His father expressed immense gratitude for what he referred to as a “miracle.” He thanked them all for giving back his son’s life when there seemed no hope left due to such low chances initially given by doctors upon diagnosis.

A 2015 review study revealed that internal decapitation is three times more likely to occur in children compared with adults, underscoring just how impressive this feat is even more so than before.

Doctors reportedly stated that the boy’s head was “almost completely detached from the base of his neck,” and that hours of surgeries were needed. It has apparently been approximately a month since the actual surgery happened, as doctors wanted to wait to announce the results.

“We fought for the boy’s life,” said one of the surgeons, Dr. Ohad Einav, according to the the Times of Israel.

The young boy’s father said, “I will thank you all my life for saving my dear only son. Bless you all.”

“Thanks to you, he regained his life even when the odds were low and the danger was obvious. What saved him were professionalism, technology, and quick decision-making by the trauma and orthopedics team. All I can say is a big thank you,” the father added.

A similar incident occurred in Australia just five years ago where doctors successfully reattached a toddler’s head after six long hours in surgery following a car accident involving him and his mother who knew immediately something was wrong upon pulling him out of her vehicle.

The child’s vertebrae was then mended with a tiny piece of wire – an example showing how far modern technology has come today which enabled these highly trained professionals to perform this miracle operation on Suleiman Hassan with success despite initial doubts surrounding it all along.




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