Science & Technology
Girl's hand grafted on to her leg
By T.K. Randall
November 20, 2010 · 18 comments
Image Credit: Kristopher Wilson
A nine-year-old whose hand was severed in an accident had it surgically attached to her leg.
The move was designed to keep the hand alive until it could be re-attached to her arm, three months later surgeons went ahead with the operation to reunite her arm with her hand with encouraging results.
In July, nine-year-old Ming Li lost her hand in a tractor accident. Her arm was too damaged to reattach it, so they grafted it to her leg instead. Three months later, her hand's back on her arm and regaining function.
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