DR FARHADIEH REATTACHES FARMER’S ARM
Experienced, 34-year-old, farmer Adam Symons was doing a routine check on a hay baler last week, in the northern Riverina when his hand got caught and his arm was severed from the elbow.
Thinking fast, Adam made his own tourniquet and drove himself across the paddock to the rest of the baling crew to get help.
Adam was then transported via helicopter to the Canberra Hospital, where a team of multidisciplinary surgeons performed an 11-hour operation, reattaching his arm.
Dr Ross Farhadieh, the lead surgeon working to reattach Adam’s arm spoke to Anna Vidot on Drive about Adam’s bravery, the surgery and the road to recovery.
Duration: 8min 41sec