Doctors save hand by attaching it to man's calf

December 17, 2013 7:18 PM

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Doctors save hand by attaching it to man's calf

(CNN) -- A worker operating a machine in a family workshop in China accidentally cut off his hand -- which doctors were able to save by grafting it onto his ankle.

The worker, Xie Wei, said he was initially unsure if his right hand could be saved, but he thought it was worth a try. The hand went without a blood supply for many hours while Xie searched for a hospital that could perform such a surgery.

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