Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 month ago

Can doctors cut off a person's hands and attach them to the opposite arm and make it so they work?

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Would it be physically possible?  Perhaps.

    Would it be ethically permissible?  Not on your life.

  • Medics don't do things for fun.  If there was some good medical reason for swapping someone's hands, procedures exist for doing it.  However, it would be a difficult operation with no certainty that it would work.

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