Brendan Marrocco lost both of his arms and both of his legs in Afghanistan in April, 2009. And now, through the miracle of the magic hands that practice at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, he had arms transplanted last month, according to the Washington Post;
The surgery was done by a special team of transplant experts headed by W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and chairman of the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the hospital.
It was the first limb transplant by his newly established group at Hopkins, the hospital says.
“He’s doing well,” Marrocco’s father, Alex, said Monday. “Doing well. It’s been a little over a month now.”
The hospital said it would detail the operation at a news briefing Tuesday.
Lee, in an interview, said there have been about 80 arms transplanted in about 60 patients so far around the world.
The times in which we live….
Thanks to Chief Tango for the link.
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