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June 22, 2010

.doctors replace woman’s thumb with big toe.

Filed under: in the news — capricious_me @ 6:17 pm

Shannon Elliott, 25, lost the thumb and two fingers from her left hand in November when a firework exploded in her palm. Elliott happened to be walking by when someone in a passing car tossed the explosive out a window.

It blew up when she bent to see what had landed and tore apart her hand.

Stony Brook University doctors suggested the toe amputation to restore mobility to Elliott’s hand, and performed an 11-hour surgery after Elliott agreed to go forward.

Doctors said Elliott will regain full use of her hand in six to nine months and the toe will eventually adjust in size to fit her hand in 1 to 3 years.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com


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