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Chinese doctors attach severed hand to foot to keep it alive

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When a worker in China lost his hand in a factory accident, doctors reportedly attached it to his ankle to prevent it from losing blood.

Xiao Wei's right hand it could not be reattached to his arm right away, reports NBC News. So, doctors kept it alive by stitching it to his left ankle, allowing it to get blood from arteries in the leg until it was reattached to his arm a month later. 

Another operation is scheduled for six months later, though there's no guarantee Xiao Wei will regain full use of the hand. 

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