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German Man with Double Arm Transplant Can Scratch His Head and Eat by Himself

Posted Jul 23 2009 10:35pm

This surgery made the history books with being the first double arm transplant and great progress is being made sooner than expected.  He can once again ride a bicycle too.  Watch the video below to see his progress, amazing.  BD 


A German dairy farmer who received the world's first transplant of two complete arms has spoken about his new limbs - and the joy of scratching.

Karl Merk had the 15-hour operation a year ago in Munich after losing his arms just below the shoulder in a 2002 combine harvester accident. The 55-year-old's new limbs came from an anonymous donor who had died.

BBC NEWS | Europe | German arms op man enjoys scratch

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