December 16, 2013

"Doctors Save Severed Hand By Sewing to Man's Ankle."

Photo of the arrangement at the link.
Doctors, opted to graft the hand to Wei's ankle to prevent it from dying while they worked on his other extensive injuries. The doctors told Rex Features: “His injury was severe. Besides ripping injuries, his arm was also flattened. We had to clear and treat his injuries before taking on the hand reattachment surgery.”

11 comments:

Michael K said...

Interesting idea. A lot depends on the situation with the arm. The arm needs to be a good target for the reimplant.

YoungHegelian said...

It'll make it easy for him to tie his shoelace, I guess.

Levi Starks said...

marvelous

St. George said...

You've got to hand it to those doctors.

rhhardin said...

There's probably a Kliban cartoon for it.

Bob Ellison said...

The ankylosaurus failed in its attempt to become the dominant species primarily because it had no hands. Tragic.

Bob Boyd said...

Doc: Well, I've got some good news and some bad news.
Patient: Holy Shit!
Doc: The good news is we saved your hand.
Patient: Um..that's not where it was.
Doc: The bad news is you're in China.
Patient: Meaning?
Doc: We saved it for somebody else.
Patient: What is that.... is that a price tag?

EDH said...

Reminds me of the 1967 Mad Magazine parody of Star Trek, "Star Blecch", when Kirk and Spock go through the transporter.

Rusty said...

On the bright side. He can now masturbate with his legs crossed.










lemondog said...

They give this guy
2 noses

Tom said...

Makes it really convenient if he develops athlete's foot.