Man has double arm transplant from female donor after losing both limbs in a bike crash

Sunday, March 10, 2024
 – A man has undergone a successful double-arm transplant after he lost both of his arms in a bike crash.

Raj Kumar underwent the 12-hour surgery on January 19 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, India.

Medics reattached his nerves, veins, muscles, and skin to the new female arms.

The limbs were donated by Meena Mehta, a headteacher of a school in south Delhi after she was declared brain dead and had died.

The decorator had both limbs severed after a train accident when he was riding on a cycle and had lost control'.

Mr Kumar had been living with prosthetic arms before the surgery.

The procedure was performed by a team led by Dr Mahesh Mangal, who heads the Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery at the hospital.

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