Out of Munich, Germany comes an amazing story about a German farmer who got a second chance when doctors successfully transplanted two arms. Find out who this farmer is, where the arms came from, how long the surgery took to complete, plus see the before and after photos.
The patient was a 54-year-old farmer who lost his limbs in an accident six years ago.
The donor is believed to be a teenager who had died shortly before the surgery. Neither man's name has been released by the Munich clinic.
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — A German farmer who lost both his arms in an accident has been successfully fitted with two new limbs in what is believed to be the first complete double arm transplant, his surgeons said Friday.
Reiner Gradinger, medical director at the Munich University Clinic, said doctors spent 15 hours on July 25-26 grafting the arms onto the body of a 54-year-old man who had lost his just below the shoulder in the accident six years ago.
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Five teams working in two operating rooms gathered at 10:00 pm the night of the operation, divided between the patient and the donor, who had died only hours before.
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