Doctors discharge teen after reattaching arm severed in Laguna Beach accident

A 15-year old boy whose arm was reattached after it was crushed by a boulder at Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach is going home after spending three weeks recovering at UCI Medical Center in Anaheim.

Doctors discharged the patient on Thursday, Aug. 9 following seven hours of initial surgery, a total of seven operations and intense physical therapy. A collection of specialists reattached bone, blood vessels and nerves, coordinating to repair the boy’s right arm.

An x-ray shows the damaged right...

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