Saturday, May 10, 2014
Amputated hand is grafted to lower leg
Chinese doctors miraculously saved a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle. Xiao Wei lost his right hand in a work accident, the hand was kept alive by stitching it to his left ankle and using the blood supply from arteries in the leg. Surgeons were able to remove the hand and hope to replant it back on his arm in a moth’s time. Xiao Wei will need to undergo several other operations but doctors are hopeful he will regain full function of his hand.