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"In Jessica's case, she might very well have lost her arm if we had not been able to act quickly," says Dr. Bhattacharyya. "In the short term, we were concerned about infection and for the future we wanted to give Jessica back a functioning arm."
Bhattacharyya said they had to work methodically to go through fixing one bone at a time. He said because of the way the bones were fractured, the arm was not stable enough to heal in a cast, so metal plates had to be surgically implanted. Skin from her leg was used to close off the gaping wound on her arm. One thing that Bhattacharyya recalls about Jessica is that even when she was in the ICU, she was surrounded by a lot of family members who were there to support her through many surgeries and her recovery.
"Orthopedic trauma is a critical specialization to have on our team," says Dr. Dany Westerband, Director of Trauma Services at
Some of her injuries will take longer to heal, but Jessica says she is almost as good as new. "I am lucky Dr. Bhattacharyya was there for me and so thankful for the incredible care I received at
TO LEARN MORE | For information on Emergency/Trauma Care, visit www.suburbanhospital.org/EmergencyCare. For more information on Orthopedic Care, visit