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India carries out its first double hand transplant


India carries out its first double hand transplant

Doctors in India have successfully carried out the country’s first double hand transplant.

The 30-year-old patient received the hands of a 24-year-old who had died in a road traffic accident.

The operation which involved 20 surgeons took over 16 hours. The recipient had lost his own hands when he was thrown out of a moving train after trying to stop a group of being from disturbing a woman passenger.

One of his doctors hailed the operation as a major achievement for India and said the procedure will be studied around the world.

The patient should gain in increasing amount of sensation over the next three weeks.

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