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Doctors re-attach man's hand after it was chopped off by machine in incredible surgery

A man's hand has been miraculously saved by surgeons after it was completely ripped off in a horrifying accident at work. After a marathon 11-hour operation experts were able to re-attach the severed limb in an extraordinary battle against time.

Christopher Wright had been working on Monday February 15 when his left hand got caught in a machine and was chopped off. The 57-year-old was rushed to hospital, where expert surgeons worked to reattach his hand to his arm, Derbyshire Live reports.

Now, just seven days later, he is well on the road to recovery and has thanked the "amazing" staff who helped him. Mr Wright, who is from Oswestry in Shropshire, said when the incident took place he knew straight away there was a serious problem.

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