Lower arm sewed back on in marathon surgery

Surgeons at the AKH clinic in Linz managed to reattach a 60-year-old forestry workerÂ’s lower arm in a marathon operation.Leopold M. from Luftenberg in the Upper Austrian district of Perg was rushed to the hospital after his right arm got entangled in the rotating circular saw on Tuesday. Colleagues put the chopped off lower arm into a bucket filled with ice water.It took micro surgeon Manfred Behawy and assistant physician Stefan Froschauer 11 hours to sew the limb back on.”It worked out because the patient arrived here soon after the incident and in good condition,” Behawy explained today (Thurs).The doctor added it had to be seen whether the man will be able to use his arm as before.