SURGICAL CASE GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE “HAND AND FOOT”

Surgical Case Gives New Meaning to the Phrase “Hand and Foot”

A Chinese man who lost his hand in a work-related accident was able to have it reattached a month later, once his injured arm had had time to heal, thanks to an unusual procedure that involved stitching the severed extremity to his ankle to keep it alive in the interim. Without a blood supply, a severed hand is only viable for replantation for a few hours. By providing this man’s hand with an alternative blood supply, surgeons were able to extend this window by weeks.More… Discuss

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