Saturday 1 April 2023

‘Folded man’ stands up straight after 28 years following surgery that broke bones


A man suffered from a form of ankylosing spondylitis so severe that his upper body folded onto his thighs. Three parts of his body were ‘connected’ – his chin to his chest, his breastbone to his pubic bone, and his face to his thigh bone. After undergoing four operations at Shenzhen University General Hospital, in which his bones were literally broken and reconstructed, he finally stood straight – after 28 years. 

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