Chinese surgeons have a love for the brilliant-yet-horrid aspects of their field (see: the put-a-hand-in-your-ankle and grow-a-nose-on-your-forehead type of stuff) and have overcome their gag reflexes once again for a gritty hand surgery in Changsha.
The patient, Ha Yuan, lost the third finger of his left hand in a childhood accident, and had lived without it for some time. The jokes and awkward handshakes apparently grew too much to bear, and he found some innovative surgeons to come up with a solution. The doctors amputated the second toe on one of Ha’s feet, and grafted it into the finger-less spot of his left hand.
These photos look a bit patchy, but doctors have assured Ha that—when all of the necessary healing is done, after about three months—he will have a working finger that looks nearly indisgtinguishable from his others, with the biggest difference being the size of its nail.
Another triumph for the Chinese medical profession, which seems to advertise itself primarily via “OMG YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS” link-bait surgeries.
[Image via, of course, The Mirror.co.uk]