Melbourne: Toddler’s head ‘reattached’ to neck after car crash

Melbourne (PTI): In a miraculous surgery, doctors in Australia were able to successfully reattach a 16-month-old boy’s head to his neck after it was pulled apart in an internal decapitation during a car accident.

Jackson Taylor was travelling with his mother and sister when their car crashed head on with another vehicle on September 15.

The force from the injury led Taylor’s head to be pulled apart from his neck in an internal decapitation.

The toddler was airlifted to a hospital in Brisbane where top medics were able to reattach the boy’s vertebrae using wire and a piece of his rib during a six-hour operation, ‘Daily Express’ reported.

“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again,” said spinal surgeon Geoff Askin.

The toddler is now wearing apparatus to keep his body stable and it will be removed in eight weeks.

After that Taylor would be able to live a normal and healthy life again, doctors said.
Taylor’s parents, Andrew and Rylea, have described the surgery and their son’s recovery as a “miracle.”

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