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The severed hand attached to Xiao Wei’s leg
Man has severed hand attached to leg to keep it alive, Changsha, Hunan Province, China – 10 Dec 2013
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Doctors have successfully re-attached a man’s severed hand after it was attached to his ankle for a month. On 10th November Xiao Wei’s right hand was severed due to an accident at work. He comments: “I was just shocked and frozen at the spot, until co-workers unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital.” At his local hospital in Changde Xiao was told that they were unable to save his hand. However, they added that doctors at the larger regional hospital may be able to help. Xiao says: “I am still young, and I couldn’t imagine life without a right hand.” So a friend drove Xiao to Changsha and he arrived at the hospital there 7 hours after the accident.