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The worlds first double arm transplant

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 10:58 AM
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A German farmer who received the world's first complete double arm transplant is recovering well and able to perform some basic tasks, though doctors said Wednesday it still could take up to two years before he relearns how to use his hands

Doctors spent 15 hours on July 25-26 grafting the donor arms on to the body of 54-year-old Karl Merk, who lost his own just below the shoulder in a farm accident involving a combine six years ag


Wow a double arm transplant, now if we can just grow appendages from our own cells, transplant waiting lists would be no more.



[edit on 8/10/08 by Quantum_Squirrel]




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