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Patient opts for amputation in favour of bionic hand

An Austrian resident has chosen to have his dysfunctional hand cut off so that it can be replaced with a bionic limb.

His surgeon believes in 'elective amputation' and says 'bionic reconstruction' is sometimes the best hope of regaining the use of limbs after traumatic injury.

Neil Bowdler reports.

Full report on Newsnight, 2230 on 18th May, BBC Two

  • 18 May 2011
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