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Doctors in HCM City reattach broken fingers

Update: August, 18/2015 - 17:30
Doctors at the International Trauma and Orthopedic Hospital (Sai Gon-ITO) in Tân Binh District, HCM City, successfully reattached a man's broken fingers. Photo tuoitre.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — Doctors at the International Trauma and Orthopedic Hospital (Sai Gon-ITO) in Tân Binh District, HCM City, successfully reattached a man's broken fingers.

The microsurgery to reattach the broken blood vessels in the fingers, with the help of an endoscopic camera, took more than two hours to complete, Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper reported.

The 53-year-old Trương Quang Thảo was hospitalised on Sunday with serious injuries to his right hand.

The nerves and bones of his middle and ring fingers were broken, while his little finger had shattered completely.

Thao reportedly went to a bike repair stall to pump air into his wheelbarrow's tyres.

He accidentally severed his fingers under the wheel rim when the fully inflated tyre burst.

After the operation, his fingers showed signs of gradual recovery, the doctors said yesterday. — VNS

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