Burn victim blends in with crowd after plastic surgery

04/26/2013 | Windsor Star (Ontario), The

A man who suffered horrific burns in a 2003 workplace explosion now just blends in with the crowd at a hockey game, says his surgeon, Dr. Ted Tredget. The patient lost his ears, eyelids, nose, body fat, sweat glands and hair in the accident, and doctors considered allowing him to die before beginning the surgeries that would not only save his life but allow him to live normally. His 37 surgeries included autologous and donor skin grafts, but he says he suffers no chronic pain and is now a workplace safety advocate.

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