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Health: Xie Wei’s Hand Grafted Onto Ankle After Accident In China Hospital

Submitted by • December 17, 2013

his picture taken on December 4, 2013 shows Xie Wei's hand grafted to his ankle in a hospital in Changsha, central China's Hunan province. Chinese doctors have saved his severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, local media reported. Xie Wei lost his right hand in an accident at work but could not have it reattached to his arm right away. Doctors kept the hand alive by stitching it to his left ankle and "borrowing" a blood supply from arteries in the leg. Later they managed to replant the hand back on his arm.

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