Chinese Man Has World’s Largest Hand

Posted on September 1, 2007

Liu Hua, a chinese man, has fingers thicker than his arm and hopes for a normal life once he finishes having surgery. The operation removed 11lbs of bone and tissue from his hand, which was deformed from birth.

Liu has a rare disease called macrodactyly which causes toes and fingers to grow abnormally large.

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“My thumb and index finger are even thicker than my arms, and make my left hand useless. When I go out, I have to wrap my left hand in clothes and pretend I’m holding a bag.”

It took Shanghai City doctors seven hours to complete the surgery and another one is planned 6 months from now.

“We kept his five fingers, and hopefully his left hand will eventually regain normal function,” a spokesman said.

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Milli
Milli

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM HE MUST BE STROOOOOOOOOOOOOONG

Sultan_Azteca
Sultan_Azteca

I am surprised that this type of impressive malformations can be treated to bring some limb or body part back to functionality! Can you imagine all the tissue removed and then ensuring that all remaining nerves, bones, vessels, tendons, muscles and any other tissue is properly in place and fully working! I guess it would be easier to amputate the whole thing and attach a different hand to the wrist! A testament to the achievements of modern medicine worldwide...

kara
kara

Woah.. creepy. That must be so annoying!! These diseases are incredible. Like the guy from Indonesia with warts, which were so bad they literally shaped his body. FredrickFlintstone LOL. KJ No doubt many people will - but its glad some people will show empathy, as obviously this guy has trouble.

It Happens
It Happens

Call me insensitive, but these 'abnormalities' are an everyday occurance regardless of location or circumstance. And 'Weird Asian News' is just exploiting these conditions further for our entertainment. Well thank you, consider me entertained :)

ana bing
ana bing

oooooo thats horrible for people have to put up with that. life is unfair why its not funny its something that people could die from i feel very sorry for them

KJ
KJ

Scary. I do hope he gets better. My friend says hes a freak. I hate her now. Some people are just that way.

Alex
Alex

God! Just don't want to dream of it!

heh
heh

high five!

Yep
Yep

In response to that flipping the finger comment, LOL. Yeah, his bird is a condor when flipped. Or maybe a kraken.

ouch
ouch

I hope it doesn't hurt!

Casual Adventurer
Casual Adventurer

Wow, for that man "flipping the bird" ("Giving the Finger", an offensive gesture in western societies) would never be ignored

FredrickFlintstone
FredrickFlintstone

How the heck does he pick his nose or masterbate?

Ugh!
Ugh!

He has two hands... I'm sure he can manage

Maria
Maria

right. I'm sure he thinks about that every day.

darkwing duck
darkwing duck

Poor guy with his hand that look like a bird claw

Trish
Trish

Interesting how China is coming up with so many of these "rare" diseases. However with 1/6th of the planets population and one of the most polluted water sources on the planet I suppose it is an inevitability. It is difficult for me to see people suffer.

mudlouse
mudlouse

not sure what you're suggesting about china, but these incidents happen all over the world, independent of geographical location. the only difference is, people who live in areas with better income and healthcare can afford to treat their conditions before they advance.

jon
jon

no chinese people just suck

compabutch
compabutch

Not sure what you mean by "better" income and heath care. China owns the mortgage on the U.S. economy and has a health care system most americans can only dream about.

mr_robotO
mr_robotO

Not sure what you mean by (Comments wont nest below this level)