To save a man’s hand which was severed in an industrial accident, surgeons in China restored it by grafting it onto the man’s ankle for a month before re-attaching it to his arm, reports Telegraph.
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“Under normal temperatures, a severed finger needs to resume blood supply within 10 hours, but that time is even shorter for a separated limb. If a limb is short of blood for too long, its tissues die and it will be unsalvageable.”
Then, in another operation lasting 10 hours, the hand was re-attached to his arm. The patient is now able to move his fingers slightly.