In the USA the first surgeons transplanted hands of a young boy. 8-year-old American became the youngest patient who underwent a similar surgery.
South American professionals performed the most complicated operation on transplantation of the hands, which lasted 11 hours. Doctors from the United States for the first time carried out a similar operation with 8-year-old child.
The youngest patient who has undergone such medical intervention, operated 40 health workers. The doctor carefully connected arteries, veins, tendons, muscles and nerves, and bones bonded with steel plates and screws. As a result, the specialists even managed to reach absolute functionality perezajenna parts.
Zion Harvey, who underwent surgery, reported that he had begun to feel the fingers, and they become even slightly moving. The youngest patient noticed that he was not even in the habit to feel the brush, though later it seemed to him too even enjoyable, informs The Daily Mail. "I can't wait to be able to hug my own little sister and lift her into the air," announced the young patient.
Little Harvey lost his hands and feet at the age of 2 years after infection blood. To return the child physical activity parents decided to appeal to serious surgical intervention. True mom Harvey stresses that the final decision about the surgery her 8-year-old son was taken without the help of others. "It was a choice of Zion. If he wanted it, we did it. If he refused, we would also not have gone to such a step," said the fairer sex.
It is worth noting, at the Zion among others are dentures instead of legs. The boy is free to run, jump, and now, having received and hands, he already wants to fully engage in sports. However, while it is not really possible, because you will need at least another 8 months for the restoration of nerve endings, so that the brush became irrevocably moving. Together with this, the youngest patient throughout their life will have to take medication to prevent rejection of the tissue.
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