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Well -- the Boston bombing leaving more than 170 -- people dealing with some devastating injuries we've seen this year ranging from a broken bones and mutations and shrapnel wins trauma surgeons working quickly to save lives and lands.
It wasn't a hard decision to make because we just we just completely.
I -- job that the bomb the and this patients came to us with.
Completely mangled and destroyed.
Hanging by shreds of muscle and skin.
Doctor Mark Siegel is a member of the Fox News medical aid team and professor of medicine -- NYU's -- -- medical center he joins us now with some more insight.
-- we've heard these doctors come forward one after another from these hospitals.
It's become -- to count the number of in GT is -- -- amputations that they've had to deal wet that is people that are still in critical condition.
Lot of young children.
What's the first thing to -- -- these doctors -- He just said -- they decide right at the spot is there's so much tissue damage so much vessel beverage so much bone damage and the risk of infection so high.
But he has to at -- right away.
Those decisions were made now in the following days you see surgical brilliance and artistic.
Response were you try to save a leg that you've decided to save.
By going back repeatedly and repairing tissues that have been rent and damage repairing bones and repairing blood vessels.
You've got to restore blood -- to the tissues to save the leg and you have to watch out vigilant though individually.
For infection and blood clots the conform now and they've also -- in this press conferences Heather.
That you have to watch systemically -- long do you have them on respirators you can control paid.
It the reason I call it an artist with all these things have to go on at the same time.
-- at second but the other thing that they're dealing with -- -- the shrapnel the meals that the small ball bearings its evidence in a crime that can lead to a killer.
So they have to think of that as well.
And they are in the process of removing -- as much of that as possible but you know as I told you before we came on they tend to take these symbols for pathology anyway.
So it's not like there wouldn't literally discard them they would have saved them now they have to save -- and get them over to the police to help in the bomb identification.
Coming up the days to come the next story is going to be post traumatic stress disorder for people in the area and traumatic brain injury though these bombs seem to have been lower the ground.
A lot of people of burst your drums that haven't come forward yet and it may be some traumatic brain injury so we have to be on the lookout.
And we know the mom of that young -- -- eight year old boy that was killed.
Who's become a symbol you know for this incident that happened that mom dealing with some severe brain injuries at this point.
Tremendous courage in the people who were in the area in the medical personnel responded this what we need to tell our children about people it's that stood forward.
And never regardless of the fear they stood forward and -- -- -- doctor Marc Siegel thank you for joining us we appreciate it.
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