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Man in the UK Who Severed His Thumb Gets His Own Big Toe As A Replacement

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We are hearing more and more about these types of surgery and in this case it makes sense as you need your thumb and that’s not to say you don’t need your big toe but without the thumb, it’s hard to grasp and pick things up. 

We are hearing more and more about these types of surgery and in this case it makes sense as you need your thumb and that’s not to say you don’t need your big toe but without the thumb, it’s hard to grasp and pick things up. 

Doctors Reattach Leg Backwards On Purpose-Reconstructive Surgery for Cancer

The man is a plant operator and he will be able to go back and make a decent living.  He won’t be able to run like he did before, but walking and moving around without the toe will not be a a problem.  They tried to re-attach the thumb bit it didn’t work so the next option was the big toe.  BD   

James Byrne, 29, from Fishponds severed the thumb on his left hand last December while sawing through wood.

After an attempt to re-attach his damaged thumb failed, plastic surgeons at Frenchay Hospital transplanted his left big toe to his hand.

Surgeon Umraz Khan said the gain outweighed the loss as losing a toe “is not as disabling as losing a thumb.”

Mr Byrne said: “Mr Khan re-attached my thumb but it had been badly damaged and although we tried everything, including leeches, to get the blood flowing again it didn’t take.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-14903846

 

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