What's a hand without the thumb? You can't hold a spoon or a pen, much less an implement.

That was the frightening scenario carpenter Shyam Sundar was facing after his right hand thumb was amputated after it got crushed while cutting wood at his work place in Dubai six months ago. Minus the thumb, he would not be able to work as a carpenter surely. But surgeons at Yashoda Hospital gave him a fresh lease of life, after they harvested a toe from his left leg and attached it in place of the lost thumb.

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