Doctor grafts child's hand to leg

Getty Images // Justin Sullivan

In a story that is almost too unbelievable to be true, a doctor takes matters into his own hands… by using his patient’s leg.

Curious? Check out the full story.

hand foot doctor Doctor Saves Girls Hand With Leg

Getty Images // Justin Sullivan


It’s true! After nine-year-old Ming Li lost her hand in a tragic tractor accident, hope for her arm was lost… but doctors at the Zhengzhou hospital were able to think and act fast.

They grafted her hand to her calf.

Gahhhhh. After much shuddering and cringing, we followed this story to the very end. Three months the hand lay motionless attached to her leg. After those 90 days, her hand was reattached to her arm… and it works!

That right – her arm is regaining functionality. Now her arm is regaining its color, circulation has improved, and she can even wiggle her wrist. While two more surgeries are expected in the near future, Ming Li is expected a full recovery.

We know what we’re giving thanks for next week – doctors like the ones at Zhengzhou.

[Source: Gizmodo]

  1. Jon says:

    Miracles do happen!

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