Doctors warn of amputee risk

Doctors working in the few remaining hospitals in Port-Au-Prince warn that the Haiti earthquake will create a whole generation of amputees.

One volunteer doctor estimated that 95 percent of those with crushing injuries as a result of last weeks’ earthquake will require amputation of a limb.

Such surgery has been complicated by crowds looting medical supplies, including oxygen tanks and intravenous antibiotics.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News


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