Hand on a foot - level 2

Hand on a foot - level 2

30-12-2013 14:00

A twenty-five-year-old Chinese man lost his right hand in a machinery accident at the factory where he works. He went to hospital seven hours later with his missing hand.

Doctors couldn’t reattach his hand to his arm right away. The tissue would have died. Instead, they decided to transplant the hand somewhere else. They grafted it onto the man’s ankle.

Thirty-five days later, doctors removed the hand from his ankle and put it back where it should be. The man said that his hand felt numb. It will take months for the hand to function better. A lot of rehabilitation is needed.

Difficult words: tissue (the material forming animals and plants), graft (to attach something to something else where it can grow), numb (without feeling).

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