Man In China Has Hand Attached To Ankle
The Huffington Post
By Hilary Hanson
Posted: 12/16/2013 2:45 pm EST | Updated: 12/17/2013 10:13 am EST
Doing a handstand should be no problem for this guy.
A Chinese man had his right hand grafted to his ankle for more than a month following an an accident.
Xiao Wei, of China's Hunan province,
severed the hand at work in November, the Metro reported. His
co-workers were able to retrieve the hand, which doctors said they would
be able to reattach -- just not immediately.
In order to keep the hand from dying, doctors grafted it to the man's ankle.
"Besides ripping injuries, his arm was also flattened. We had to
clear and treat his injuries before taking on the hand reattachment
surgery," a doctor said, according to the Daily Mail.
Doctors were able to successfully reattach the hand, and he is expected to regain full use of the appendage.
Edited by tatee - Dec 17 2013 at 3:36pm