22-year-old man receives world’s first successful face and hands transplant

22-year-old man receives world’s first successful face and hands transplant

At 22, Joe DiMeo is rediscovering a range of sensations on his hands and face, from warmth to coolness, and from wetness to the touch of another person.

DiMeo is still getting used to his hands and face. He has had them for less than six months, the product of breakthrough surgery after a fiery accident left stumps where is fingers used to be and his old face severely disfigured.

“You know, it’s really surprising to me when something new touches it or I touch something new and I can feel it for the first time,” he said in an interview.

News source : Reuters

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