Wrose teenager's fingers are saved by surgeon after saw accident

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jordan Hizzett in hospital after his operation Jordan Hizzett in hospital after his operation

A teenage plumber who sliced off three fingers with an electric saw underwent eight hours of surgery as doctors fought to save his hand.

Jordan Hizzett, 19, of Wrose, was using a chop saw to cut firewood at a friend’s house when it slipped and the spinning blade struck his middle, ring and little fingers on his left hand, leaving them hanging by threads.

Paramedics were on the scene within seven minutes after the accident at 6.15pm on Saturday.

And he was in theatre at Bradford Royal Infirmary by 7pm, said consultant plastic surgeon Ajay Mahajan, who has succeeded Prof David Sharpe following his recent retirement: “I managed to replant two of his fingers using microsurgical techniques which involve using eight stitches to join blood vessels and veins which are a only millimetere in diameter,” said Mr Mahajan, who has been at BRI for three years.

“I had to use vein grafts from his wrist to re establish good flow to his fingers, but sadly I couldn't re-attach the ring finger as it was so badly damaged.

“This morning the fingers are alive and he is able to move them.

“This operation was particularly important for him as being only 19-years-old with his whole life ahead of him,” Mr Mahajan said.

Sitting up in his hospital bed, Mr Hizzett praised Mr Mahajan and his plastic surgery team – a unit founded after the Bradford City fire.

“I just want to say thank you for all they did, I know I couldn’t have had better help anywhere,” he said.

His mother Lynda Hizzett added her gratitude to Mr Mahajan.

“When I got the call to say Jordan was in hospital I couldn’t believe it at first,” Mrs Hizzett said.

“He was in surgery for nearly eight hours and I would thank the paramedics for getting to him so quickly and of course Mr Mahajan.

“He has lost a finger, but it could have been much worse.”

Research at the BRI plastic surgery and burns unit is funded by public donations following its establishment by Prof Sharpe following the tragedy of the Bradford City fire.

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12:04pm Mon 5 May 14

The Hoffster says...

Jordan Hizzett, 19, of Wrose, was using a chop saw to cut firewood.."


Did he think he was in the Dark Ages ?
[quote]Jordan Hizzett, 19, of Wrose, was using a chop saw to cut firewood.." [/quote] Did he think he was in the Dark Ages ? The Hoffster
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12:40pm Mon 5 May 14

mr-dog says...

Get well soon there, fella.
Get well soon there, fella. mr-dog
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12:49pm Mon 5 May 14

henjni says...

Lol @ Hoffster!!
But on a serious note, I feel his pain as my husband was in a similar situation and once you lose concentration, that's it! About six years ago, the saw cut through his finger and damaged his tendon. The flexor tendons allow you to bend your fingers and it being damaged, he has no power in his left hand. I hope this isn't the case for this young man. It may seem a small problem but it definitely affects the type of job you can do
Lol @ Hoffster!! But on a serious note, I feel his pain as my husband was in a similar situation and once you lose concentration, that's it! About six years ago, the saw cut through his finger and damaged his tendon. The flexor tendons allow you to bend your fingers and it being damaged, he has no power in his left hand. I hope this isn't the case for this young man. It may seem a small problem but it definitely affects the type of job you can do henjni
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10:59pm Mon 5 May 14

Postman pedro says...

All best young man. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Regards Pedro.
All best young man. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Regards Pedro. Postman pedro
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11:37pm Mon 5 May 14

RollandSmoke says...

Hang on the headline's confused me. Which surgeon saw the accident?
Hang on the headline's confused me. Which surgeon saw the accident? RollandSmoke
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10:21am Tue 6 May 14

Jos7764 says...

Brilliant team at BRI, my daughter fell on a glass bottle and severed her nerves and tendons on 3 fingers they did a fantastic job.
Brilliant team at BRI, my daughter fell on a glass bottle and severed her nerves and tendons on 3 fingers they did a fantastic job. Jos7764
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7:25pm Tue 6 May 14

Cowboy Song says...

The Hoffster & Rolland Smoke

Just thought I'd take the time to say what a couple of c***s you both are.
The Hoffster & Rolland Smoke Just thought I'd take the time to say what a couple of c***s you both are. Cowboy Song
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