Pundit Planet Math: Industrial Accident + Chinese Surgeons = Photo of the DayPosted: July 20, 2015 | |
Zhou had his left hand chopped off during a work accident involving a spinning blade machine and was rushed to hospital
CAROLINE MORTIMER reports: Chinese surgeons have saved a hand severed in an industrial accident by grafting it on to the man’s ankle for a month before reattaching it to his arm. The surgery was carried on a factory worker known as Zhou at Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province in central China.
Zhou had his left hand chopped off during a work accident involving a spinning blade machine and was rushed to hospital where Dr Tang Juyu, head of microsurgery at the hospital, decide to operate to give him the chance to “revive” his lost hand.
The surgical team were unable to reattach the hand to Zhou’s arm straight away as the severed nerves and tendons needed time to heal.
So his hand was sewn onto his leg in order to keep it “alive” until the arm was ready.