New Treatment For Frostbite

The same clotbusting drug used to treat strokes now being used to treat frostbite

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      Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer at The University of Kansas Hospital, talks about the different kinds of frostbite and their stages, how to recognize the symptoms, how long it takes to become frostbitten and some of the myths surrounding frostbite.

     Dr. Richard Korentager, a plastic surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital, talks about the risk factors for frostbite and the new treatment for frostbite using the same clotbusting drug used to treat stroke patients.

      Robert Atkins is a frostbite patient being treated in the burn unit at The University of Kansas Hospital and he talks about his situation and the frostbite injuries he suffered.