Pioneering surgery: hand sewn to ankle

How do you save a hand that has been torn by a factory accident of the body? Chinese doctors found a breakthrough solution: they have sewn the hand to the ankle of the patient.

The Chinese man lost his hand when he was working in the factory. His hand came up in a machine with rotating blades.

The operation, which according to doctors’ is groundbreaking, “lasted ten hours. The hand was for one month ‘kept alive’ and then again put on the fixed arm of the Chinese.

The patient is doing well and can move his fingers again slowly.