Tradies operate on doctor's wrist in Antarctica

They followed instructions via a telehealth hookup to inject anaesthetic and realign her broken hand

Tradies at Australia's Antarctic base have proven to be very handy people to have around, especially if you’re the only doctor there and you need surgery.

Dr Cathryn O'Sullivan (pictured) was wintering on the base when she broke her hand in an accident more than 3400km from specialist care in Hobart, Tasmania.