Chinese Doctors Temporarily Attach Man’s Hand To His Foot

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 9.38.15 AMKind of gruesome, but I guess you have to give the doctors a hand for thinking quick on their feet.

Via Newser:

Fast-thinking doctors in China are trying to save a man’s severed hand by temporarily reattaching it to his foot, the Daily Mail reports. Xiao Wei cut off his hand in a work accident early last month, leaving him “shocked and frozen on the spot,” he said, “until co-workers unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital.” Local doctors couldn’t help, so he went to a regional facility where experts gave him a second look. “I am still young, and I couldn’t imagine life without a right hand,” Wei said.

Doctors attached the hand to his ankle to keep it alive until they can perform a proper surgery.

6 Comments on "Chinese Doctors Temporarily Attach Man’s Hand To His Foot"

  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo (takes a breath) ooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  2. Amazing and totally badass. I would very much like to know if they are eventually able to successfully reattach the dude’s hand. I hope they do.

  3. jasonpaulhayes | Dec 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm |

    Sing it with me… “The Hand bone’s connected to the Foot bone”

  4. nicholas p. | Dec 18, 2013 at 3:52 am |

    real question is can he scratch his foot?

  5. kowalityjesus | Dec 18, 2013 at 5:43 am |

    brilliant! China just soft-landed a probe on the moon too! “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world” – Naploeon

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