A group of surgeons had sewn a man’s hand to his leg for a whole month before they fixed it back to the right position.
The man identified as Zhou, lost his left hand in a work accident in the city of Xiangtan, China and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
After careful examination of the detached wrist, the surgeons discovered that the and needed to take some time before it would be reattached because of the nature of damage to the nerves and tendons.
So they decided to sew it to the man’s legs in the meantime to ensure that blood continued flowing through it for it to heal before it would be properly fixed to the wrist.
The patient said, “My mind went blank at that moment and I just thought that I had lost one hand.”
It took the surgeons 10 whole hours to reattach the hand after the one month time lag elapsed.
Thankfully, it turned out successful and the man is reportedly regaining use for his hand once again.
According to Metro UK, Zhou will now require extensive physiotherapy to get as much movement as possible in the hand.
The hospital’s head of the hand microsurgery department, Tang Juyu, said, “In normal temperatures, a severed finger should resume blood supply within 10 hours.
“The time is even shorter for a separated limb.
“If it falls short of blood for long, the tissues dies and it would be impossible to get it back.”