08 October 2008

Sophisticated Surgery ~ Double Arm Transplant!

Remarkable story today about Karl Merk, a German farmer who lost both arms in a harvester accident, now speaking publicly about what appears to be a successful double arm transplant surgery! Says Merk...
"It was really overwhelming when I saw that I had arms again," said the 54-year-old, who wore a sleeveless black shirt showing clearly where his new arms had been grafted." "These are my arms, and I'm not giving them away again," he told reporters. A total of 40 surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other support staff carried out the 15-hour operation on July 25-26 to graft the donor's arms on to the body of Merk... There is also still a risk that Merk's immune system will react, though doctors said so far there was no sign of them being rejected.
Amazing medical progress!

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