German doctors have successfully completed the world's first double arm transplant surgery:
Reiner Gradinger, medical director at the Munich University Clinic where the operation involving 40 doctors, nurses and assistants took place over 15 hours last week, said: "The reattachment appears up to now to have proceeded optimally."
Surgeon Edgar Biemer said the greatest challenge was establishing blood flow between the farmer's body and muscles in the new arms because the muscles have a limited lifespan.
And he said: "We discussed with the patient that he would have to deal with the fact that his hands were from somebody else.
"But this was discussed before the first heart transplant, and in reality nobody really cared about that."
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