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By Deborah Huso Nov 19th 2010 12:17PM
While it may sound like the stuff of science fiction, Chinese surgeons recently saved a young girl's hand by grafting it temporarily to her leg. Nine-year-old Ming Li was run over by a tractor in July, resulting in the severing of her left hand from her arm. Her arm was too badly crushed to reattach the hand at the time, so in order to preserve it for reattachment later, doctors at Zhengzhou Hospital temporarily grafted it to her right leg to keep it alive.
Three months later, once her arm was sufficiently healed, doctors reattache