Chinese doctors attach man’s hand to his ankle

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CHANGSHA, CHINA – A man in China had a terrible accident a while back. He accidentally cut off his hand, but some quick thinking doctors did something remarkable. They saved his hand by temporarily re-attaching it to an area around his ankle and calf.

It looked pretty weird, but this procedure gave the man’s arm time to heal. When his arm was ready, they took the hand off and put it back in its proper place.

This procedure is nothing new or out of the ordinary. Doctors in China say about 20 such operations have taken place and they were all successful.