Woman's missing fingers 'grow' back

Aug 13, 2012, 08:11 IST | Agencies

A woman born missing a right hand finger and a thumb has 'grew' them back as part of a phantom limb after her hand was amputated.

The woman was born with only three fingers on her right hand and had the hand amputated after a car accident. She later began to feel that her missing limb was still present and developed a “phantom” hand.

“But here’s the interesting thing,” said Paul McGeoch at the University of California, San Diego. “Her phantom hand didn’t have three digits, it had five.”  

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