Five Finger But 15 Toes: Medical Miracle

Alright so here’s a wild medical story…

According to the Metro, an online news source, a man in central-south China named Xiao Wei accidentally severed his hand in an industrial accident. Severed limbs and extremities are tough to reattach especially when there are so many tendons and bones that need to match up with those in the damaged arm. Doctors were optimistic that they could be successful reattaching Wei’s hand but not right after the accident happened. Wei’s doctors decided to attach the hand to his ankle in order to keep the hand from dying before going into surgery. The hands remained on the mans ankle for a whole month before they were able to connect it to this arm and wrist. Crazy!

 

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