SURGEONS re-attached a man’s hands after they were torn off in a street fight.
Grim images show how two teams of specialists worked for hours, operating on each of the patient’s severed hands.
The unnamed man, from Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan, almost lost his limbs when a street brawl spiralled out of control.
He was rushed to hospital, where doctors had to act quickly.
The man’s hands were hanging on by a thread, with 98 per cent of them left dangling from his wrists.
At the hospital in Jodhpur City, a team of plastic surgeons performed a double hand implantation earlier this month.
The extremely complicated surgery lasted almost 10 hours as surgeons worked to stitch the bones, tendons and major nerves back together again.
After surgery, the man was transferred to intensive care, where he was monitored for 48 hours.
The team of doctors was led by Dr Sushil Nahar, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
“The man was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition,” said Dr Nahar.
“Both his arms were almost 98 per cent cut from his hands.
“We had to perform the bilateral hand reimplantation surgery in two teams as there was already a lot of blood loss.
“We saved around six hours of surgery as the two teams of surgeons simultaneously operated on his two hands.
“We fixed the bones, tendons and joined arteries and veins to restore blood supply to the hand.”
This is the first bilateral hand reimplantation to take place in Rajasthan, although there have been reported cases in other Indian states.
The man was discharged from hospital after 12 days but will be healing for the next nine months up to a year before restoring natural hand movements.