Doctors re-attach man's severed hand
BY THARINDU JAYAWARDENE
June 25, 2012
A team of surgeons attached to the National Hospital in Colombo successfully re-attached a 31-year-old manís hand which had been severed near the wrist during a fight.

Doctors who took just more than ten hours to perform the surgery, said they had done two similar surgeries through plastic surgery during this month alone. The man was admitted to the Kegalle hospital with his left arm severed and was transferred to the National Hospital. The surgery which started on at 11.30 pm last Thursday lasted till 9 am the following morning.

The doctors said it was an operation that would cost more than Rs.2 million at a private hospital, but they performed it free. A team of medical specialists in plastic surgery including Dr. Duleep Perera, Dr. Dhammika Dissanayake, Dr. Amila Siriwardene, and Dr, Amila Ratnayake performed the operation with the help of Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr. Suran Almeida, Dr. Chelian and Aesthetician Dr.Surangi Fernando. (Pics Amila Siriwardene)

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka