World's first double hand transplant involving a child a suc
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An eight-year-old had become the first child in the world to receive two new hands after almost 11 hours of surgery, in a procedure that seemed to herald a revolution in transplant medicine. Zion Harvey had his hands and feet amputated aged two when he contracted sepsis and he used a combination of his residual limbs and specialist equipment to dress, wash and eat for six years – until the double transplant changed his life.
Organ transplantation is risky in that a recipient’s body may reject the new body part, while the drug regime involved carries a series of health risks but two years on from the surgery Zion had in July 2015 is coping well. He has had huge amounts of physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help him adjust, as well as counselling to aid his psychological recovery.
In May 2000, a baby girl in Malaysia who was born with a severe congenital deformity became the first child to receive a new hand and arm, transplanted from her identical twin sister who died at birth...


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