Plastic surgeons amputate several hands after firework mishaps
Friday 04 January 2013
Plastic surgeons had to deal with 40 firework victims following the New Year celebrations and partially or totally amputated 14 hands, sector organisation NVPC said on Friday.
Last year, plastic surgeons were called in to deal with 25 serious injuries. ‘This is just the tip of the iceberg. Only the most serious cases are registered,’ the NVPC is quoted as saying by news agency ANP>
Almost all victims were male, 45% were under the age of 18 and 64% of the fireworks involved were illegal, the NVPC said.
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