10 May '18, 6pm

A soldier lost her ear in an accident, so doctors 'grew' a new one on her arm

A soldier lost her ear in an accident, so doctors 'grew' a new one on her arm

When a tire blew out on Pvt. Shamika Burrage's car two years ago, it skidded 700 feet and flipped several times before she was thrown from the vehicle. "I remember people walking up to us, asking if we were okay and then I blacked out," said Burrage in an Army statement on Monday. Then she woke in a hospital to find that her injuries included having lost her left ear. But now the 21-year-old has a new ear after a total ear reconstruction that the Army says is the first of its kind for the service. Doctors harvested cartilage from her ribs and carved an ear shape out of the cartilage. The cartilage was placed under the skin of her forearm to allow the ear to "grow." Then the ear was attached to her head at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. "The whole goal is by the time she's done with all this, it looks good, it's sensate, and in five years if somebody doesn...

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