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Girl's Hand Grafted On To Leg To Save Hand, Then Later Reattached

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 01:39 AM
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This is ficken amazing. Good to see medicine being used properly, not just plastic surgery to fix someones vanity. Good luck little one.



web.orange.co.uk...

Surgeons in China saved a little girl's hand - by grafting it on to her leg for three months.
Nine-year-old Ming Li lost her hand when she was run over by a tractor on her way to school in July.
But her arm was too badly damaged to reattach it to her wrist so doctors temporarily attached it to her right calf instead.
Dr Hou Jianxi, spokesman for the hospital in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, said the hand had now been transplanted back on to her arm.
"When she came in, her left hand was completely severed from her body. It was very scary," he told the Zhoukou Evening Post.
"But Ming Li can now move her wrist again and her left hand is a healthy pink colour proving that the blood is circulating well."
Li will need two more operations over the next year. One to improve her hand functions and some plastic surgery to remove her scars.
But Dr Hou said: "After surgery, and with plenty of physiotherapy, we are confident her left hand will be capable of doing most things.
"We can't give a precise percentage of how much movement she will get back but she should be able to look after herself and even drive a car."



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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 01:45 AM
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Looks like Simpsons prophesized this years ago



Sorry couldn't help myself.

Hope things work out for this brave little girl.
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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 02:02 AM
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Originally posted by acrux
Looks like Simpsons prophesized this years ago



Sorry couldn't help myself.

Hope things work out for this brave little girl.
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Aww ya beat me to it, I was so looking forward to that, and there you are second post stealing my slumbering labour..

EVIL I TELLS YA!!

Lmao

Other than that, what an awesome story tho, I can see it having many a comic field day, but still, I'd rather have a hand and a smile, than just a smile!!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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Sorry to steal your thunder. Yes a very amazing story.



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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Truly amazing! I am happy for the little girl.

And thanks for the conspiracy laugh!



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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+1 for China. I hope that little girl recovers well and uses her hand to the fullest.



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