A FARMER miraculously survived having his face torn off after he fell off his tractor and ended up getting run over by his plough.
Kisan Pawar was turning the vehicle at the edge of his field when it went off balance and overturned – throwing him under the blades.
The rotating plough machinery “instantly crushed” his face, tearing off the skin and breaking countless bones.
Horrific pictures and x-rays show the aftermath, with his face left a bloody pulp and the bones in his face shattered by the horrific accident.
Stunningly doctors managed to reconstruct his face using plates and screws, and now Mr Pawar is expected to make a full recovery.
His family were working nearby and rushed to help him after the fall – managing to transport the wounded farmer to Anuchandra Hospital in Baramati, India, on March 25.
After taking one look at his face, doctors called expert surgeon Dr Abhishek Ghosh, from 62 miles away in Pune.
Dr Ghosh decided to come to the patient as there were fears whether Mr Pawar could travel in his condition, or afford treatment in the city.
The medic said: "The doctor from Baramati contacted me and told me about the patient.
"He told me that the patient was not very affording and will be unable to afford the cost of big hospitals in Pune.
"Also, it would be very difficult for the family in the lockdown period to manage everything.
"So, it was decided to operate him in Anuchandra Hospital at Baramati itself."
Kisan, who lived on the outskirts of Baramati, was given treatment to reduce the swelling and had surgery on March 30.
Medics carried out a tracheotomy – an procedure to create a breathing hole in the neck – before the seven hour operation.
Dr Ghosh said: "His entire facial structure was distorted and facial bones were in pieces.
"What made it more difficult was that all the bones in the midface were crushed and in small pieces.
"There was no support to the face.
"Both the orbits had blowout fractures with herniation of the fat in the sinus.
"The nose was completely open and was open to the sinus.
"The palate was also in two pieces. Even the mandible was fractured."
The surgeon first aligned the jaw area and fixed it with plates and screws, before the vertical and horizontal buttresses of the face were reconstructed.
He added: "Then the orbital blowout was repaired and plated.
"Finally, the soft tissue of the lips and nose were reconstructed."
The farmer is said to be recovering well, and his soft tissue is expected to heal in two or three weeks, while the bones are expected to be repaired in two or three months time.
Dr Ghosh added: "The external appearance of the patient will improve with time as swelling reduces.
"The bony alignment has come good."
He has performed many similar complex surgeries, including the reattachment of the hand of a four-year-old boy injured by a grass cutter in early February.
Previously, a Brit teen whose jaw was left dangling by a flap of skin after being broken in half by a horse showed off results of her reconstructive surgery.
And elsewhere, a teen who was left with 80% all over body burns in a house fire hopes for a miracle surgery to help him see again.
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