Tim Barter is now recovering from head injuryFebruary 29th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors have successfully reconstructed the head of a man who was hit by bricks. The man was left with a badly damaged head and skull after falling about 25 feet and slamming into a brick wall.
The accident left Tim Barter with shattered skull and damage to his eye socket and cheekbone. Doctors took fat from his stomach and used it to reconstruct his face leaving the evidence of the accident almost concealed.
Barter is a visual effects supervisor and was part of the team that made the BBC hit show Dr Who possible. This is the first time that the procedure has been used in the United Kingdom to repair such an injury.
Barter is grateful for the procedure. He revealed that he has been handed another opportunity to live after the procedure. He was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that, “Life stopped for a number of months. I couldn’t work and I had double vision. I was frightened that my eyesight would never go back to normal and that I would have to give up my job for good. I’m making the most of everything now where I didn’t before.”
The accident happened in June 2009 and left Barter in coma. He spent several weeks at the hospital where doctors used computer technology and fat from his tummy to reconstruct his face.
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