The Reattachment of a Young Mans Arm

The Reattachment of a Young Man's Severed Left Arm: An important chapter from Grand View hospital's

             illustrious history book.

               presented by Dr. David C. Rilling












On June 9, 1977 one of the first successful arm reattachment surgeries was performed at Grand View hospital by Dr. David C. Rilling, Dr. David C. Rising and Dr. Dennis L. Moyer. The left arm of a 19 year old Pennsburg man had been accidentally completely severed at the shoulder by an electric circular saw while working at a Green Lane furniture factory. What followed was the amazing story of Jesse Masarjian's successful resuscitation, arm reimplantation surgery and heroic recovery