Accidents can occur to everyone, everyplace. A finger may be cut off with a kitchen knife while preparing dinner. An arm could get lost to an industrial machine. Or maybe a leg might have to be sacrificed in an accident to free a victim.
Ironically, this may not be considered an extreme misfortune because surgeons can now reattach the body part and it can be rehabilitated to work once more. The limb or phalange can be reattached through microsurgery.
Why does it take microsurgery to heal the patient? Why can't the surgeon just sew the leg on? This is because surgeons must also reconnected blood vessels, nerves, and muscles. This is usually done with nylon thread connected to a 3-millimeter long needle! This ensures that the limb can operate once more.
Microsurgery is a type of surgery that uses a microscope instead of direct eye contact. It was first used in the 1920s for ear surgery. In the 1950s for the blood vessels and nerves that make reattachment possible.