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Doctors reconnect amputated hand

Update: March, 29/2012 - 10:04

DONG NAI — Doctors from Thong Nhat General Hospital successfully reconnected the left hand of a 20-year-old man in a 10-hour surgery yesterday in southern Dong Nai Province.

The man was taken to the hospital on Tuesday night after his left hand was cut off by a scimitar in a fight. The hand was frozen in ice for five hours prior to arrival at the hospital.

The patient can already move the hand slightly.

Nguyen Tuong Quang, head of the hospital's Orthopaedic and Trauma Department said that surgery could have failed if the patient was brought to the hospital much later due to blood loss and long-term separation of the hand. — VNS

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