Nov 28, 2013 12:32 PM EST By Camille H

Doctor Paralyzed from the Waist Down is Still Able to Do Surgeries
(Photo: Army Medicine/Flickr) Doctor Paralyzed from the Waist Down is Still Able to Do Surgeries
An orthopedic surgeon who was paralyzed from the waist down still performs surgeries through the use of a stand-up wheelchair, according to the Daily Mail.
Dr. Ted Rummel, an orthopedic surgeon from O'Fallon, Missouri suddenly became paralyzed in 2010 after a blood-filled cyst burst in his spine.
After a year of rehabilitation, he went back to work and started operating on his patients using a traditional wheelchair.
Dr. Rummel told the Enquirer that his freedom has been a lifesaver. "When I'm able to do this, and I can get a piece of my life back, it's huge. It's so special," he said.
Read the full article at Parent Herald 
(http://www.parentherald.com/articles/3092/20131128/doctor-paralyzed-waist-down-still-surgeries.htm)

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