Success for Australia’s first hand transplant

The recipient of Australia’s first hand transplant can now write, feed himself and put on his own prosthetic limbs, his doctors have reported.

The “extraordinary” case has given a new lease of life to the 65-year-old Victorian man, who had all four limbs amputated in 2006 after he developed pneumococcal sepsis.

In a nine-hour operation in 2011 involving 10 surgeons, a hand from a brain

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