Artist who Severed His Hand Has Ability to Paint Again Thanks to Hadassah University Medical Center
Although he severely severed the palm of his hand, Sa'ad El-Kikh, an artist from the village of Tsurif near Hebron, is able to draw and paint once again thanks to a special tool affixed to his hand by Hadassah University Medical Center physical therapists.
"I feel as if my hands are tied if I cannot paint," Mr. El-Kikh explains
Following his accident, Mr. El-Kikh was operated on by Dr. Carole Pidhorz of Hadassah's Center for Hand and Microvascular Surgery. Four months later, he began extensive rehabilitation therapy at Hadassah with the hope that he could regain full functioning of his hand. In the meantime, he is painting with the tool affixed to his hand by Hadassah's therapists.
Mr. El-Kikh's drawings are on display at Hadassah Medical Center.
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