During a training exercise, a U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle hit a hidden gas line on the side of the road. After many attempts to dislodge the vehicle, a spark ignited the gas line engulfing the vehicle in flames. Among the 15 inside the vehicle, was Corporal Jake McMahon. Once Jake had escaped the wall of flames, he realized the extent of the burns on wrists and hands; it was severe, he couldn’t move his hands at all.
EPIFIX is a novel treatment, and one that Jake’s doctors hoped would aid in his recovery. The result was nothing short of amazing.
With a recuperation time of weeks rather than months, and the return of full motor function to his hands, Jake now lives, works and plays with the accident as a distant memory. Giving someone like Jake a second chance to live a normal, independent life is how companies like MIMEDX go a step beyond, every single day.