America`s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient

Submitted by: 134 7 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1200283/Double-hand-transplant-patient-dreams-feeling-wifes-touch-cooking-again.html

Although the surgery was a success, he still has a long way to go before things get better.
There are 33 comments:
Male 35
i gotta hand it to that surgeon, he did quite a good job.
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Male 299
I am here to present a solution for the organ shortage!
Only registered organ donors should be able to get organ transplants. (You betcha ass that 99% of the population will register in a week.)
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Male 169
aw that was nice, i hope thats swelling in his arms and not how they actually look lol
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Male 1,381
This is just creepy beyond all reason. Give it twenty years and technology will have advanced enough to basically construct a robotic huamnoid.

Skynet, what?

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Male 108
I think it`s amazing that we can actually do this now. I hope it goes well, since there`s always a chance of tissue rejection, but I think it`s past that point. Now it`s just a matter of how much he gets back.

This is exactly why I`m a registered organ donor.

Best wishes to his family.

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Male 1,918
diver ass isn`t censored
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Male 7,378
Real life Frankenstein
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Male 5,190
Science is getting closer to...more stuff.
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Female 5,139
"i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body."

"That`s the spirit! I would not like some dead guys hand attached to my body. now, if they were attached to my arms..."

I just had a hilarious vision... :)

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Male 177
At least he can wipe his own a55 and play with Mr. Winkie now.
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Female 339
I agree, Mooshoo.
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Male 2,034
I`m gonna hope that`s swelling and he didn`t gets hands from a fat guy.
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Male 215
"i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body."

That`s the spirit! I would not like some dead guys hand attached to my body. now, if they were attached to my arms...

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Male 211
This is awesome! I wonder if he`ll feel a little gay though the first time he rubs one out. At least he won`t have to cut off circulation to his hand to feel like someone else is doing it. Oh my God I`m sick! I need help! Someone help me.
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Female 390
Y so blatantly stitched on.

and GrayFox not all 20-somethings are totally reckless drivers if thats what you`re implying.

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Male 2,050
Sweet! Now he can go on a murdering spree.
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Male 801
"to hold his wife and cook again."

I have to admit, I read that part wrong the first time round...

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Female 28
i`d rather have no hands, then some dead guys hands attached to my body.
same with the face transplant thing.
even if you get a face transplant, you still look deformed.
plus its so morbid D:
its like leather face.
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Male 425
dude could you imagine the complexity of that surgery?

lol and not to mention how tedious? Because after he spends all that time on the first hand and completes it, he`s only half done

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Male 91
"what happened to the 23 year-old donor?"

Probaly a car crash or some thing like that

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Male 1,375
so he went from having no hands to having hands and they don`t work......right
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Female 395
wow, medical science is great, isn`t it just?!
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Male 490
what happened to the 23 year-old donor?
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Female 15,763
"Also, I wonder if this technique could be used on someone born with "incomplete" limbs."

That would be my situation, and I`m not sure. My left hand (and feet) never developed, so the nerve endings, tissue, blood vessels, all of those things are completely sealed off and react like the end of a normal limb would. I also wonder how it would affect my brain, considering I probably don`t have the area designated for feelings coming from my left hand. That`s why amputees get phantom limb syndrome but those born without the limb at all don`t get it.

Even if this was available for me, I`m not entirely sure I;d want to do it. Not at this stage in my life at least. I have one functioning hand and one arm that stops a bit after the wrist and two feet without toes, I`m not nearly at the state this guy was in (and he could drive, wow!). I just feel like right now a major surgery would be more of a hindrance than anything.

Hm.

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Male 142
When I signed up to be an organ donor, I thought it was only my internal organs they where after. No one said anything about limbs...

I guess I still don`t mind either way, as long as they leave my face.

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Female 1,395
This will probably sound pedantic but:

`Double hand transplant patient dreams of feeling wife`s touch and cooking again`

? he can already `feel her touch`, he has skin doesnt he? I dont think its her touch he wants to feel O.o

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Male 749
Wow! Good for him.

My dad said he knew a guy with wooden legs and real feet. It was a joke, I think.

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Male 7,933
they actually don`t look weird at all
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Female 2,509
wow, you have the hands of a 23-yr-old. Oh, wait....
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Female 5,139
Wow, this is amazing...
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Male 3,314
I`m an organ donor. I wasn`t until I had kids, then realized that I would want someone to help them if they needed it, so I should be willing to help others if they need it.

Wonder when he`ll get legs the same way he got hands.

Also, I wonder if this technique could be used on someone born with "incomplete" limbs.

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Male 4,807
Amazing story!
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Male 299
Link: America`s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient [Rate Link] - Although the surgery was a success, he still has a long way to go before things get better.
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