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Severed Hand Reattached After Being Grafted To Man's Ankle For A Month
25-year-old Xiao Wei is being checked after a first term of surgery at Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan Province of China. Xiao Wei°s right hand was sheared off after an accident at work in November. Wei rushed to a local hospital in Changde, Hunan province but doctors said they were unable to save the limb. However, medics at a larger hospital in neighbouring Changsha were more optimistic, though they opted to attach it to his ankle while they treated his other injuries. Nearly a month after his hand was severed, Wei had recovered sufficiently to undergo reattachment surgery. According to doctors he will need to undergo several other procedures, but they are hopeful that he will regain full function of his hand.