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Surgeon’s hope for children needing new limbs 10 years after first UK hand transplant — The Independent

Wednesday, 18 January, 2023

Surgeon’s hope for children needing new limbs 10 years after first UK hand transplant — The Independent

A decade after the UK’s first hand transplant, the surgeon who led the team has said he would like to start helping children who have lost limbs to sepsis and meningitis.

Consultant plastic surgeon Prof Simon Kay admitted it was “extremely nerve-wracking” when he and his colleagues gave Mark Cahill his new right hand on Boxing Day 2012, but says the procedure is now proven as “predictable, reliable and successful”.

The UK hand transplant unit at Leeds General Infirmary has established itself as one of the two leading services in the world and remains the only one in the UK to offer the procedure.

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hand-transplant-limbs-sepsis-meningitis-simon-kay-b2251317.html

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