INTERNATIONAL: Doctors graft hand to man’s leg for a month to keep it alive

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INTERNATIONAL: Doctors graft hand to man’s leg for a month to keep it alive

hand-leg-1_3380093bTHE TELEGRAPH (UK) – Surgeons in China have restored the use of a hand severed in an industrial accident by grafting it onto a man’s ankle for a month before re-attaching it to his arm.

The groundbreaking surgery was carried at at Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in central China.

A worker, named only as Mr Zhou, lost his left hand when it was completely severed by a spinning blade machine at the factory where he worked.

The injuries to his arm were so severe that the surgical team, headed by Dr Tang Juyu of Xiangya Hospital, believed time had to be allowed for nerves and tendons to heal.

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  1. These brain dead doctors here would never attempt such a move.They are lazy & just look forward to a pay cheque.

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