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Published on Jun 21, 2012

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. Turner, who was transferred to this higher level of care from another Valley hospital, had a tree branch impaled through his neck -- pressing on his carotid artery -- that penetrated all the way into his skull. See how two ear, nose and throat surgeons used a military model to give Turner the best outcome from his injury.

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