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Doctors graft man’s hand to his calf

doctors save lives

*** Warning, this post contains images which may be a bit disturbing so take caution if you are squeemish or there are kids nearby ***

When a worker in China fell victim to a workplace accident severing his hand, he set out to find a way to save it.  He found a doctor who had a solution and the hand was temporarily attached to his lower calf.

Now this is just one of those amazing medical stories that you absolutely need to see to believe.  However, as I said above, some may find the images disturbing.  I personally find the photos fascinating!

CNN Reports that Xie Wei was working with machinery when something went wrong and his hand was completely severed.

Because his arm was so badly damaged, the hand could not be reattached immediately.  To give the arm time to heal, while keeping blood flow to the hand, Dr. Tang Juyu made the decision to attach the hand to the victim’s lower calf.

The hand has since been reattached to his arm and they expect he will make a full recovery.

Amazing.

Man has severed hand attached to leg to keep it alive, Changsha, Hunan Province, China - 10 Dec 2013

 

severed hand grafted to calf china

 

 

xo – J

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Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.