Case 5

This 15 year old girl was burned by hot oil at age ten when a lamp exploded at a birthday party. She has been unable to move her arms for five years after a local doctor wrapped her up like a papoose instead of dressing her limbs separately from her torso. We released her scars exposing her thorax and ribs and covered the defects so- created with skin grafts taken from her thighs. She sent me this lovely picture a few months after surgery.

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