Surgeons reattach man's testicles after disastrous bike crash

Nine-hour operation after injured man pleads "My balls, rescue my balls."

by John Stevenson   June 20, 2014  

OUCH (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licenced by Ludie Cochrane:Flickr)

It’s every male rider’s worst nightmare: you crash and go over the bars, but the family jewels hit the stem - and stay there. That’s what happened to a teenager in China, but thanks to quick intervention by a passer-by and some skilled surgeons, he has been restored to wholeness.

Xiao Pan, 19, was riding his bike on a farm when he crashed into a tree. He was thrown forward by the impact and caught his scrotum on the handlebars, tearing his testicles from his body, according to a report on Metro.

A police spokesman said: “He was on a slope, the bike was gaining speed and when he applied the brakes, they didn’t work. He smashed directly into the tree.”

Surgeons took nine hours to reattach the teenager’s testicles, which were retrieved by emergency services after the alarm was raised.

Motorist Lo Feng, 45, said: “I rushed down to him and he was in a bad way. He pointed to this blood clump and said: ‘My balls, rescue my balls.’”

“I didn’t touch them, I just staunched his blood flow and called for the medics on my mobile.

“I pointed out what he had said when they arrived and they picked them up and placed them in a box of ice.”

Mr Pan is reported to be in a stable condition. He expected to be sexually functional when he recovers, but it’s not yet known whether his fertility will be affected.

10 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

You had to rent that photo?

@rich22222

posted by rich22222 [135 posts]
20th June 2014 - 16:45

21 Likes

The word "disastrous" may be superfluous here.

Crosshouses's picture

posted by Crosshouses [216 posts]
20th June 2014 - 18:33

3 Likes

Just........... Sick

TDL

tourdelound's picture

posted by tourdelound [92 posts]
20th June 2014 - 19:18

15 Likes

Has he changed his name to Wun hung Lo?

Hamster's picture

posted by Hamster [78 posts]
20th June 2014 - 19:23

12 Likes

Who else just read that cross-legged?!

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3476 posts]
20th June 2014 - 20:01

21 Likes

Wonder if it was a plum tree.

posted by nicholassmith [70 posts]
20th June 2014 - 20:14

20 Likes

"My balls! Pick up my balls!"

"You're nuts!"

"Yes they are!"

pakennedy's picture

posted by pakennedy [58 posts]
20th June 2014 - 20:18

15 Likes

Was he riding naked? I'm really struggling to imagine how that could possibly happen...

posted by portec [48 posts]
20th June 2014 - 21:27

11 Likes

Hope the operation hasn't been a cock up or more correctly has been a cock up Surprise

Airzound

posted by Airzound [494 posts]
20th June 2014 - 21:29

9 Likes

portec wrote:
Was he riding naked? I'm really struggling to imagine how that could possibly happen...

[[[[[ Me too...unless the stem is one he'd made himself, adapted from a pair of nutcrackers...

PhilRuss

posted by PhilRuss [308 posts]
21st June 2014 - 2:31

12 Likes