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Double Hand Transplant Surgery

Duration: 03:22

Richard Edwards undergoes a double hand transplant in which his hands are amputated and replaced with hands from a donor. This is the first time this has been done. Three months later the new hands are already changing his life.

Available since: Mon 23 May 2011

Credits

Series Producer
Alice Harper
Presenter
Michael Mosley
Director
Rob Liddell
Producer
Rob Liddell
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen

This clip is from

Inside the Human Body Hostile World

4/4 Michael Mosley reveals the ingenious ways the body defends itself against a hostile world.

First broadcast: 26 May 2011

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