A four-year-old boy is able to wiggle his fingers again after doctors reattached his entire HAND – which was sliced clean off by a lawnmower.
Shaurya Undre amputated his left hand when he was playing with his father Mukesh’s grass cutting machine.
The little lad was rushed to hospital where surgeons painstakingly reattached it at the wrist – matching up the veins and arteries.
He’s now out of hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Specialist micro-vascular surgeon Dr Abhishek Ghosh used skin and vein grafts from the Shaurya’s leg to reattach the hand.
Dr Ghosh said: “The child had suffered an avulsion amputation of his left hand when it got accidentally stuck in a grass cutting machine.
“His left hand was completely avulsed with part of the bones attached to the body while the hand skin and muscle got detached.
“It was very difficult to rejoin the hand because all the muscle, blood vessels and soft tissue of the palm were torn off and there was no blood vessel which could be connected.
“Seeing the young age of the child it was decided to attempt to salvage the hand.
“The patient was taken up for surgery immediately and given anaesthesia.
“The amputated hand was closely observed under the microscope and a small blood vessel inside the muscle was noticed.
“This tiny blood vessel was then joined to the main artery of the forearm with the help of a long vein graft taken from the leg.
“The circulation of the hand started and the veins were then painstakingly joined under the microscope.”
The accident happened in Manjri, India, on January 31, and he was taken five miles to Noble Hospital.
The operation took six hours and Shaurya stayed in hospital for a week to recover.
He will be given physiotherapy to help him learn how to use his hand again.