Surgeons reattach severed hand (pix)
- Published: 13/11/2012 at 03:21 PM
- Online news:
A team of surgeons at Chulalongkorn hospital has successfully reattached a man severed hand after it was kept on ice for more than eight hours, and the prognosis is good.
On Sept 30, Panya Sukhasilp, a 35-year-old grocery shop owner, was attacked by six men after he pressed them to repay 300 baht they owed him.
One of them swung a machete as he was trying to pick up a wooden stick to fight back, then he suddenly realised that his left hand had been cut off, he told police.
His neighbour helped him put the severed hand on ice and took him to a local hospital. Mr Panya was later sent to Chulalongkorn hospital in Bangkok where his hand was finally reattached. The detached hand had been kept on ice for more than eight hours.
Now he goes to Bang Pahan hospital in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district everyday to have his stitches cleaned and looked at.
Mr Panya thanked everyone involved in helping reattaching his hand. He said that he could now move his hand a little and the nerve tissues have started to heal.
Meanwhile, three of the six attackers including the machete-wielding man have been apprehended by police.
Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao
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