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Amputation

Sichuan quake amputee dives back into life

Zhang Chunmei and coach Liu Chunyi. Photo: Choi Chi-yuk

Zhang Chunmei lost both her legs, amputated above the knee, after she was trapped for almost three days when her school collapsed in the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan five years ago. She now wants to be an "outstanding athlete".

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 6:28am

Helping more in India stand on their own feet

Last month, I visited the Jaipur Foot clinic in New Delhi. The Jaipur Foot is both an invention - a prosthetic foot made from cheap materials costing about US$45 (versus US$8,000 for a similar device in the US) - and an amazing, low-cost network of clinics around the world that has served more than 1.3 million people with new limbs, calipers and crutches.

26 Sep 2012 - 2:19am

Appeal to save brave Yiyi's leg

The family of 2 1/2-year-old Xiang Weiyi, who was pulled alive from the wreckage of last month's high-speed train crash, has asked the Ministry of Railways to help find medical experts to save her left leg.

In an open letter titled 'Please save Yiyi's legs' posted on his microblog on Sunday, her uncle, Xiang Yuyu, said it was feared she might lose the use of her left leg.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Miracle girl' Yiyi fights back after developing fever

The orphaned toddler who was pulled alive from the Wenzhou bullet train crash hours after rescue efforts were officially abandoned has returned to a stable condition after developing a fever over the weekend.

Xiang Weiyi - better known by her nickname 'Yiyi' - remained in isolation in intensive care yesterday, but her temperature had returned to normal, doctors said.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Oscar Pistorius sprints to victory

Oscar Pistorius opened his much-hyped gold medal campaign with victory in the 100 metres sprint final of the T44 class at the 'Birds' Nest'. The South African double amputee (pictured) covered the distance in persistent drizzle in 11.17 seconds, three-tenths of a second quicker than Jerome Singleton of the US.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Writ filed over crushed finger

An electrician who had a finger amputated after crushing it while working on the new airport site has launched a damages action against his employers.

Augusto Quinan Evangelista, 56, suffered the injury while lifting electric panels on to a truck inside the terminal building on January 26 last year.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Mahjong injury lawsuit

A cleaner had to have part of her index finger amputated after suffering an injury during a game of mahjong.

Cheuk Choi-wan, 58, was left with the bone in her finger exposed when it was crushed between the seat and frame of her chair when she changed position.

26 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Father's firm pays out $2.2m

A former factory worker sued his father for millions of dollars after losing his forearm in a freak accident.

Pang Wai-chung was awarded $2,241,137 in damages yesterday.

On December 16, 1987, Mr Pang, 28, was cutting rubber at his father's Hoi Tat Rubber factory in Kwun Tong.

1 May 1996 - 12:00am

Courtroom halt on gory facts

A thoughtful judge interrupted a case yesterday to ensure his staff were not upset by tales of mutilation and crushed limbs.

A 28-year-old factory worker who lost his forearm is suing his own father for $2.5 million.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Racist attack

BERLIN: A young African man, found badly injured on rail tracks near Berlin, told investigators German skinheads threw him from a commuter train. The Ghanaian man's left leg had to be amputated and he suffered a cracked skull and knife wounds.

24 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Lover fails in murder case

SAN FRANCISCO: A federal appeals court upheld the murder conviction of a California woman who shot her boyfriend, even though the victim did not die from the gunshot.

24 Feb 1993 - 12:00am