Wis. Man Facing More Surgery After Arm Reattached

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Family members say there are many surgeries yet to come, but the prognosis for a northwestern Wisconsin man whose left arm was reattached looks promising.

Thirty-five-year-old Shawn Redman of Barron lost the arm while working at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant on July 20. His arm became entangled in processing machinery and was severed just below his armpit. Redman turned to co-workers for help and was able to walk out of the factory after the accident. His arm was packed in ice and he was taken by air to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where the limb was reattached.

Redman’s wife, Angie, tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram that arteries and veins have been reattached, but future surgeries will reattach the nerves.

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  • Dan J

    Wow, he walked out on his own?!?!? My hats off to this guy and hope for a great recovery!!!

  • Good Luck!

    I had an oil field accident in Texas in 1991 my left arm has never been the same, 13 surgeries later I wish that would have just cut the thing off! The medical field has come a long way but once they start cutting it always seems its never the same. Good luck the the guy and I hope thing work out for him!

    • Mike Hunt

      I had a thumb reattached in 1991 & although it’s not the same it’s better than nothing. I wish this guy all the best but it’s going to be a long painfull road.

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