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Double hand transplant patient recovering

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posted on May, 5 2009 @ 12:08 PM
57-year-old man stable after day of surgery, Pittsburgh hospital says

PITTSBURGH - A Georgia man is recovering in Pittsburgh after becoming the first U.S. recipient of a double hand transplant.

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokeswoman says 57-year-old Jeff Kepner is stable after a day of surgery that ended Monday night.

Kepner is a native of Pennsylvania who lives in Georgia. He lost his hands and feet to a bacterial infection.

This is amazing.

Soon a new face, hands, feet, who knows...other appendages may be chosen from a catalogue, feature specific.

Thought I'd throw this out there

[edit on 5-5-2009 by imd12c4funn]

posted on May, 5 2009 @ 12:11 PM
Wow, a double hand transplant. I wasnt aware they could do a SINGLE hand transplant. Very neat.

I wonder how well the hand will work... I would assume there is a matter of nerve damage and muscle control issues once a hand is severed.

But then again, you have to start somewhere.

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

posted on May, 5 2009 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by imd12c4funn

They can allready do faces too, and a face-transplant was infact done just recently.

Indeed amazing times.

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