Surgeons save firefighter’s hand — by sewing it into his stomach

UK firefighter Anthony Seward had to give up his dream job after a factory accident left him with a serious degloving injury. His hand was crushed, and he lost all grip strength and dexterity. After undergoing four surgeries, he took a strength and conditioning course and realized he could regain enough grip strength to return to the fire service. Seward modified his old service gloves into a mitten for his injured hand and passed the tests to rejoin the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. He credits the National Health Service and paramedics for his recovery and hopes to do good by being back in the fire service.

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