Man In Mexico City Received Double Arm Transplant Successfully At National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition
Doctors in Mexico City have called their double arm transplant a success after giving 52 year old Gabriel Granados a new outlook on life. Granados suffered severe electrical burns in January of 2011 which resulted in both of his arms being amputated below the elbows.
The operation took place at the National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran in Mexico City last month, but Granados was only discharged this past week.
Speaking about the new arms, Granados said, "This is wonderful that after being without hands for some time, all of a sudden I see new hands." He also said he can feel them and is able to move them, though continued therapy is need to gain a full range of motion say doctors.
In practicing for the surgery, doctors said they practices on corpses.
Mexican doctors say there are other 23 patients waiting for arms transplant although only six could be successfully done