Severed Hand Attached To Man's Ankle To Keep It Alive - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Severed Hand Attached To Man's Ankle To Keep It Alive

Xiao Wei's severed right hand is seen attached to his ankle before the reattachment surgery at Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan province, on Dec. 4, 2013. Xiao Wei's severed right hand is seen attached to his ankle before the reattachment surgery at Xiangya Hospital in Changsha, Hunan province, on Dec. 4, 2013.

NBCNEWS.COM - Doctors at a hospital in China saved a man's hand by grafting it to his ankle after it was severed in an industrial accident, according to reports in the Chinese media.

Xiao Wei lost his right hand in an accident in the factory where he worked but it could not be reattached to his arm right away. Doctors kept the hand alive by stitching it to his left ankle and "borrowing" a blood supply from arteries in the leg.

After a month, they were able to reattach the hand to his arm. Xiao Wei said he would be having another operation in six months but might not be able to regain full use of his hand. 

Earlier this year another Chinese man had a new nose grown on his forehead after a traffic accident.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two more suspects in Freeman purse snatching arrested

    Two more suspects in Freeman purse snatching arrested

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:00:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The second person suspected of stealing a purse from a Freeman parent's car during last week's shooting and racking up approximately $36,000 in charges has been arrested. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The second person suspected of stealing a purse from a Freeman parent's car during last week's shooting and racking up approximately $36,000 in charges has been arrested. 37-year-old Renee Mann was booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday night just before 10:00 p.m. on 13 charges, including Identity Theft, Theft, and Forgery. Mann should be making her first court appearance on Wednesday. 

    >>
  • Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    Brazen boat thief caught on camera

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:44 AM EDT2017-09-20 06:44:40 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a brazen boat theft on the South Hill over the weekend. The boat's owner was getting ready to put it away for the season, but when he went outside to take it to the marina, it was nowhere to be found.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are investigating after a brazen boat theft on the South Hill over the weekend. The boat's owner was getting ready to put it away for the season, but when he went outside to take it to the marina, it was nowhere to be found.

    >>
  • Suspect arrested after shooting at deputies during traffic stop near Day Mount Spokane Rd.

    Suspect arrested after shooting at deputies during traffic stop near Day Mount Spokane Rd.

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:48:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is facing attempted 2nd degree murder charges for shooting at deputies during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The incident all happened around 1:30am  near Freya and Day Mount Spokane Road. Deputies say after the man fired shots he took off and there was a short pursuit. The man then stopped his car and took off running.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is facing attempted 2nd degree murder charges for shooting at deputies during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The incident all happened around 1:30am  near Freya and Day Mount Spokane Road. Deputies say after the man fired shots he took off and there was a short pursuit. The man then stopped his car and took off running.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Maria dips below major hurricane status

    The Latest: Maria dips below major hurricane status

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:37:01 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained 

    >>

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter plane clocked the top sustained 

    >>
  • Escapees busted breaking back into Mississippi jail

    Escapees busted breaking back into Mississippi jail

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:58:33 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. NBC News - A jailbreak ends with the escapees busting back "in", and getting busted by police. On Tuesday, three of the accused escapees denied on camera hopping a fence at the county jail in Holmes County, Mississippi earlier this month. They also denied that they were the men caught on camera grabbing everything they could carry from a nearby Dollar General. Police say they palmed and pocketed cigarettes, 

    >>

    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. NBC News - A jailbreak ends with the escapees busting back "in", and getting busted by police. On Tuesday, three of the accused escapees denied on camera hopping a fence at the county jail in Holmes County, Mississippi earlier this month. They also denied that they were the men caught on camera grabbing everything they could carry from a nearby Dollar General. Police say they palmed and pocketed cigarettes, 

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:41:56 GMT
    Mad Minute for 12/30/16Mad Minute for 12/30/16

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, September 19th.

    >>