Robotic fingers fitted on amputee in national first
Photo: ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ
When Chris Jones' fingers were torn off by wire in a West Coast fishing accident, he faced a grueling, two-hour ride back to shore and an abrupt end to a family legacy.
"They tried to surgically repair the damage but the fingers had spent too long without blood flow," Jones said.
The fourth generation fisherman, from Nelson, lost three fingers on his right hand and the tip of his pinky, plus the tips of his left hand.