My Tho, Vietnam - Minh Man is a friendly 10 year old boy. When he was 4, his clothing caught on fire while playing in his house near a wood stove. Panicked, Minh Man ran out the door and around the block - it was ten minutes before his mother could catch him and douse the flames, by which time he was badly burned. Today, his left wrist is locked in an extremely awkward position due to the shrinking of his skin over the years, making his left hand rather useless. No Vietnamese doctors that he has seen would attempt his case, because of how difficult it would be to release his wrist to allow for full extension.
Once in the operating room, Dr. Khundkar and Dr. Nolan released Minh Man's burn contractures on his wrist to give him full extension of his wrist. They will next take a skin graft from Minh Man's abdomen to place on the open wound where his skin had shrunk.