Recovering from amputation injuries

WABC-TV--New York—August 21, 2013

When that taxi severed the lower left leg of a British tourist, it created an injury that's not easy to fix.

Dr. David Helfet was not involved in her care, but as Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery, he's seen it all.

"You have to reattach the muscles, the nerves, the tendons, the skin. It's a big job and if everything mangled, it's very hard," Dr. Helfet said.

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