|James Byrne shows off his hand after the toe transplant. [Agencies]|
A man who accidentally cut off his thumb has had his big toe attached in its place by surgeons, the Guardian reported.
James Byrne, 29, severed the thumb on his left hand last December while sawing through a piece of wood.
After an attempt to re-attach the damaged thumb was unsuccessful, Umraz Khan, plastic surgeon at Frenchay hospital, Bristol, transplanted the big toe from Byrne's left foot on to his hand.
Byrne is a paver and plant operator. Surgeons said the usefulness of the toe on his hand outweighed the loss to his foot, although the latter might cause problems in the short term.（点击英国《卫报》查看原文）
(China.org.cn September 19, 2011)