Lopping off a fingertip isn't necessarily the end of the world. For Wang Yongjun whose finger had an unfortunate meeting with an electric saw though, it could have meant eventually losing his entire finger, which for a furniture worker could be a bit of a disability.
Dr. Huang Xuesong said the muscle and skin had been cut away from the end of his finger leaving only the bone showing.
"We had to make a quick decision or he could have lost his finger. We decided to cultivate a new fingertip on his stomach," he said.
Doctors operated and attached Wang's finger to his stomach in the hope that new skin and muscle would grow around it.
Dr Huang said the technique was a way of restoring blood circulation to the injured finger so that the body could repair itself.
For now, Huang says the surgery was a success and Yongjun's finger will remain attached to his stomach for a month until a new fingertip has regrown.