Science triumphed yet again proving that we are reaching an era where nothing will be impossible. Abdul Rahim, a 30 year old captain in Afghanistan’s Border Security Force, became the second person to receive a successful double hand transplant in India. Rahim lost both his hands three years ago while defusing a mine on the Afghanistan border.[cjtoolbox name=’Afghan hand transplant’ ] [/cjtoolbox]
Abdul Rahim underwent a 15 hour long surgery involving more than 20 surgeons at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences last month. During the surgery, each hand required connecting two bones, two arteries, four veins and about 14 tendons. The donor of these hands, Mr. TT Joseph from Eloor Kochi met with an accident and was declared brain dead. He was 54 years old.
Although, Rahim is said to be responding positively to the treatment and if the progress continues, the he will be discharged soon from the hospital.
The first person to be operated for hand transplant was a man named Manu, who went through the same procedure in January.
We wish both Rahim and Manu a healthy and fit life ahead! 🙂
News Source: amritapuri.org