Doctors reattach 16-month old baby's head after horrific car accident

Hero doctors reattached the boys decapitated head using wire and a piece of his rib.

Then medical staff took a piece of Jaxon’s rib to graft the two vertebrae together.

Little Jackson Taylor is now on the mend after surgeons miraculously reattached his head to his neck.


When 16-month-old Jackson Taylor got in a car accident that decapitated his head, doctors didn't know if he would survive. Fortunately, they were able to reattach his head in a miracle surgery.

The force from the collision was so intense that Jaxon's head pulled apart from his neck in an internal decapitation, according to spinal surgeon Dr Geoff Askin.

In a six-hour surgery Dr Askin and his team attached a halo device to Jackson’s skull, holding him completely still while reattaching his vertebrae using a tiny piece of wire.

Then medical staff took a piece of Jaxon’s rib to graft the two vertebrae together.

"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again." said Dr Askin.

Dr Askin said that Jaxon’s condition was the worst injury of its kind that he’d seen.

Jaxon now wears what his family calls a "halo" to keep his body stable, which will be removed in eight weeks.

After that, little Jackson, who is from Australia, will be able to live a normal and healthy life again.

His relieved mother Rylea Taylor aded: "It's a miracle. He survived, the second I pulled him out I knew that his neck was broken."



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