Saturday, November 04, 2006

No Penis-Envy here

Warning: This is pretty fucking gruesome so don't blame me if you puke. I'm deliberatly not posting the picture attached to the article but if you want to see it you can consiously and deliberatly click this link.

Anyway I actually saw this originally on Wired: A man has his amputated arm stitched to his groin.

Apparently a man in Spain lost his arm in a drainage ditch and later appeared at his local hospital with the limb. Doctors responded by stitching it back to his stump, but realised that it was infected and was going to spread. They relocated the arm his groin where it could easily hook in to his blood supply.

A report on Unbounded Medicine said:
The psychological impact on the patient was very important. As soon as he woke up, we told him that the arm was infected and we have to save it in other location on his body. After a couple of hours he realized that the arm was on his leg. He stayed that way for nine days with daily cleanings until it was verified that the stump was clean.

The doctors expect that he will make a full recovery.

Sources: Wired, Unbounded Medicine.


Anonymous said...

Thats bizarre. Still, it'll bring new meaning to any future Tom Sizemore related stories.

Unknown said...

He's like Mister McGreg, with a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg!!