In the United States, facial and hand transplants changed the lives of young people
New York: A team of 140 surgeons in the United States performed a surprising operation on a 22-year-old man to change his face and hands.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the world’s first successful face and hand transplant operation was performed in New York. In a 23-hour operation, a 140-member team placed the 22-year-old face and both hands.
A team of more than 140 members of the surgery changed the life of 22-year-old Joey Demio, who suffered 80% burns in 2018 as a result of a car accident. He went into a coma after the accident and spent four months in a burns unit.
The gambler’s palms, lips and eyelids were burnt, after which more than 20 minor surgeries were performed, but the hands and face could not be repaired.
In 2019, Joey was referred to NYU Langowan, an academic medical center in New York, where he underwent a facial transplant and spent 45 days in the intensive care unit and then two more months of treatment, during which he opened his eyelids and received new hands. Learn how to use.
Two faces and hands have been transplanted before but both failed. The hospital said one patient died of complications and the other had to have his hands removed after his limbs failed to thrive.