A carpenter whose hand was left hanging by skin and bone after a horrific accident with an electric saw has had it successfully reattached by surgeons.
Anthony Lelliott, 46, almost completely severed his left hand in two places while cutting floorboards with the power tool.
It took surgeons at St George’s Hospital in South London 17 hours to repair the damage.
They say it is one of the worst cases they have ever seen.
Consultant plastic surgeon Roger Adlard performed the initial 13-hour operation with his colleague Farida Ali.
Mr Adlard said: “There are many surgeons who, once they’d seen that level of injury, would think it was unsalvageable. [Mr Lelliott] had taken out a swathe of tissue. The saw he used had curved teeth on