Man with the LARGEST HAND (Longest Finger)

Having one of the largest hand in the world, Liu Hua, a 24-year-old Jiangsu Province, China, was born with a very large left thumb, index and middle finger. Although his ring and little finger appeared to be normal.Liu's three fingers and arm grew dramatically as he grew older and this had a serious affect on his life and his ability to work. When Liu was hospitalized in Shanghai No. 9 People's Hospital in July '07, his left thumb measured 26 centimeters, his index finger was 30cm and his middle finger 15cm. The overall weight of his left arm alone was about 10 kilograms! Liu was suffering from a rare disease called macrodactyly, a birth defect in which toes or fingers are abnormally large. The cause of the disease is unknown but bone and soft tissue grows at an extraordinary rate. Liu's fingers has stopped growing in recent years so plastic surgery was at last possible to correct the malformation. Liu hope that a successful surgery will give him back a normal life. July 20 surgeons began a seven-hour operation to reduce the size of Liu's fingers and thumb. Doctors removed 5.1kg of flesh and bone in the procedure. But this is just the first stage with a second operation is scheduled in six months to reshape his left arm and shoulder.


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