Severed Hand Saved By Being Sewn To Ankle
Graphic images show a man's severed hand attached to his ankle - surgery that saved his limb.
man who lost his right hand in an accident at work has had it
successfully reattached after doctors grafted it to his ankle for a
Xiao Wei underwent reattachment surgery in Changsha, Hunan province, after badly injuring himself in November.
Initially, doctors said they would be unable to save his limb.
Wei said: "I was just shocked and frozen to the spot, until colleagues
unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital.
has severed hand attached to leg to keep it alive, Changsha, Hunan
Province, China - 10 Dec 2013 Xiao Wei is hopting to regain full
function of his hand
"I am still young, and I couldn't imagine life without a right hand."
doctors at a larger hospital off
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