Man with 9 toes on left foot has surgery to remove freeloaders
That's some insane grip though.
SHANWEI, CHINA — A 21-year-old man born with some ultra amazing kung fu grip to the tune of 9 toes on his left foot has finally had the four extra digits surgically removed.
According to the Yangcheng Evening News, the man, who goes by the name Ah-jun, since birth has had the ability to almost count to 10 using just one foot.
Why did it take so long to get corrective surgery? Thank Ah-jun's superstitious parents.
Apparently when he was younger, his parentals took him to see a fortune teller who said the extra toes were "a gift from the heavens."
This made his parents reluctant to get surgery, which unfortunately made Ah-jun reluctant to ever wear sandals or show his bare feet.
The condition is actually called Polydactyly. It's a rare birth defect that occurs when a person has extra fingers or toes. It's also more common among dudes.
But finally after years of only being able to swim in a circle, Ah-jun went to see some surgeons at the Shunde Heping Surgical Hospital in Foshan for help.
After a nine-hour long surgery that required a whole bunch of heavy reconstruction, doctors were able to create a new big toe and get rid of the extra foot freeloaders.
Ah-jun is now recovering in the hospital and will soon be able to put his best foot forward.
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