Long Island doctors save Haitian woman's leg
Long Island doctors are helping a Haitian woman recover from injuries she received during the devastating earthquake over a month ago.
Doctors at Stony Brook Medical Center say that Myrianne Pierre suffered from a deep flesh wound and a severe leg fracture after a building collapsed on her in Port-au-Prince.
Pierre says she was walking around the city with the injury for three weeks before she was picked up by U.S. military.
She was then transported to Stony Brook where doctors offered her a medical procedure performed by only a few Long Island hospitals. Doctors say it is the only thing that would prevent infection and save Pierre?s leg.
If she had stayed in Haiti, doctors say it would have meant an amputation below the knee.