Regrow Fingers Using Pig Bladders

Posted: July 3, 2008 in Medicine
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I know I´m a little late with this story but what the hell….

From the article:

Rarely though would you expect to find a medical miracle working behind the counter of the mall’s hobby shop.

That however is what Lee Spievak considers himself to be.

“I put my finger in,” Mr Spievak says, pointing towards the propeller of a model aeroplane, “and that’s when I sliced my finger off.”

It took the end right off, down to the bone, about half an inch.

“We don’t know where the piece went.”

The photos of his severed finger tip are pretty graphic. You can understand why doctors said he’d lost it for good.

Today though, you wouldn’t know it. Mr Spievak, who is 69 years old, shows off his finger, and it’s all there, tissue, nerves, nail, skin, even his finger print.

And how did he get his finger back?

Well that’s the truly remarkable part. It wasn’t a transplant. Mr Spievak re-grew his finger tip. He used a powder – or pixie dust as he sometimes refers to it while telling his story.

Mr Speivak’s brother Alan – who was working in the field of regenerative medicine – sent him the powder.

For ten days Mr Spievak put a little on his finger.

“The second time I put it on I already could see growth. Each day it was up further. Finally it closed up and was a finger.

“It took about four weeks before it was sealed.”

Now he says he has “complete feeling, complete movement.”

Thats really cool and I want to see that in a few years, maybe they be able to re-grow lost limbs or organs?

If you read here they are trying it on war vets to help them re-grow fingers.

Original site.
WOG out.

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