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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, October 14, 2013

Surgeon Regrows Severed Finger


Delray Beach surgeon Dr. Eugenio Rodriguez regrew a man’s severed fingertip by applying a daily dose of pulverized pig bladder to the stump.

The tip of Paul Halbern’s index finger, which had been bit off by a horse, grew back within three months, without the use of surgery, stitches, or anesthesia.  Rodriguez used a pig’s “extracellular matrix” to accomplish this feat and is now preparing a possible clinical research trial to use this material on compound fractures, one of the trauma field’s most difficult cases.

See Nicole Brochu, Delray Surgeon Regrows Man’s Severed Finger, Sun-Sentinel, Oct. 4, 2013.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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This is.... amazing!

Posted by: Konstantin | Oct 14, 2013 6:56:54 PM

This is interesting but not sure how it relates to Wills, Trusts & Estates...

Posted by: ADougherty | Oct 15, 2013 11:08:39 AM

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