21 year old receives India's first twin forearm transplant
Jith Kumar Saji hasn’t stop smiling and swinging his arms about since he got a new pair of hands. The 21-year-old lost both his arms from the elbow due to an electrical burn injury when he fell on live high-tension wire three years ago. But he was handed back his arms on May 24, when he underwent India’s first forearm transplant at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi. He went home on Friday.
Three successful hand transplants have been done in India, Saji’s case included, all at AIMS.