by Staff writer
A 25-year-old truck driver Israel Sarrio, lost his arm in a traffic accident.
Doctors at the Levante Rehabilitation Centre in Valencia were able to reattach the arm, but the stump soon became infected.
In an effort to save the arm, a team of surgeons re-amputated it and attached it to Sarrio’s groin.
This kept the arm alive by feeding it with blood. The infected stump healed in nine days, at which stage doctors re-amputated the arm from the groin and attached it back where it belonged.
Aside from a small loss of mobility in his fingers, Sarrio made a full recovery.