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Abu Dhabi: A worker who chopped off four fingers with an electric saw had them reattached in a marathon emergency operationat King Saud Medical City in Riyadh.

Saudi plastic and reconstruction surgeons managed to save the 40-year-old’s fingers on his left hand despite broken bones and a complete cut of tendons, arteries and nerves..

The severe injury was described by doctors as a “double-level amputation.”

It took a full team of surgeons more than 12 hours to repair the damage.

The worker is now recovering extremely well, doctors said, far exceeding expectations.

His sensation is slowly returning and he’s not having the horrible acute pain that he had in the first few days following surgery.

The worker still has a lot of physiotherapy ahead of him, but has expressed gratitude for the team that saved his fingers.

“Words can’t describe it because I was expecting to wake up without fingers,” he said.

“It’s unbelievable, really. I’m so grateful.”