Leeches 'save lorry driver's leg'

An intensive course of leech therapy has helped save the leg of a lorry driver injured in a freak accident.

David Isitt needed more than 30 leeches over a week to suck blood out of a large skin flap on his leg where the skin was struggling to survive.

Mr Isitt, from the Isle of Dogs, faced amputation if the treatment failed - but he is now standing on both legs again, and learning to walk unaided.
The treatment was carried out at the Royal London Hospital.

Source - BBC

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