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Scarred after a Trauma

Madison was driving across town with her 4-year-old son when the car in front of her slammed on the brakes and she crashed into it. Madison was rushed to the hospital with a fractured sternum, two broken ribs and a hole in her intestines, which required emergency surgery. Nine months later, Madison, has lots of scarring from the emergency surgery and can’t stand up straight. “After an acute traumatic event, the whole focus is how do we keep Madison alive,” Dr. Travis says. “Now, we’re able to address some of the realities.” Madison visits Dr. Leif Rogers, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Watch as Dr. Rogers performs surgery to remove the scar tissue and reclose the wound so Madison’s scar is less visible and gives her more flexibility to bend and stretch.