A Massachusetts man who was the recipient of a double hand transplant is making incredible progress in his recovery from surgery in 2011, according to Yahoo News.
How incredible? He's playing grand piano again.
Richard Mangino, a quadruple amputee, became the world's first successful double hand transplant case at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. No less than a team of 40 surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, residents, radiologists and assistants performed the history-making 12-hour procedure less than three years ago. Now Mangino, a musician and painter who lost his lower arms and legs to an infection in 2002, has gained enough sensation in his fingers to draw as well as play music.
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