EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

India carries out its first double hand transplant

India carries out its first double hand transplant
Copyright 
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

Doctors in India have successfully carried out the country’s first double hand transplant. The 30-year-old patient received the hands of a

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

World's first successful double hand transplant for scleroderma performed in UK

Creative caring: Social solutions to elderly welfare in the Netherlands

British teen receives world's first epilepsy device implant