Fans with cold injuries at Chiefs and Dolphins games could end up with amputations – La Opinion

Fans with cold injuries at Chiefs and Dolphins games could end up with amputations – La Opinion



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The playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins was one of the coldest in NFL history. Now, fans who suffered injuries during that game could end up with amputations.

The medical director of Research Medical Center’s Grossman Burn Center says 70% of patients referred for frostbite injuries sustained during the bitter cold of January are now recommended to schedule amputations.

“People think of burns, they think of fire, they think of hot thermal injuries. But burns can occur for many different reasons,” said Dr. Megan Garcia, medical director of the Grossman Burn Center.

Many of those injured in January were Chiefs fans who attended the playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, where the temperature was -4 degrees and a wind chill of -27 degrees at kickoff.

“Patients who suffered frostbite injuries in conjunction with the Chiefs game, recently They are getting to the point where we are now starting to discuss that their amputations might be necessary.“Garcia said.

It is estimated that 30% of those lucky enough to avoid amputation after undergoing treatment over the past few weeks in hyperbaric oxygen tanks will have many reminders of their frostbite injuries.

“It is still a lifelong process. They will have sensitivity and pain for the rest of their lives and they will always be more susceptible to frostbite in the future. That’s why we’re also educating them to make sure they stay warm for the years and months to come,” Garcia said.

Kansas City Chiefs plan to completely remodel their stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs, NFL champions, announced this Thursday that they will invest $800 million dollars in the renovation of its home, Arrowhead Stadium.

“Today marks an important milestone in a very long and complex process that has been unfolding for more than two years, but we hope that Chiefs fans are excited and encouraged by the significant progress and investment that has been made and It is planned for the future,” said Mark Donovan, president of the Chiefs.

Arrowhead Stadium, built in 1972, is one of the oldest stadiums in the NFL. Its most recent remodeling occurred in 2010.

With this investment the team hopes to put its stadium at the forefront of the most modern in the league.

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