Mark Cahill
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UK's first hand transplant operation

A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.

Mark Cahill, who is 51, had been unable to use his right hand after it was affected by gout.

Doctors say he is making good progress after an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary.

The operation took place on 27 December when a donor hand became available.

Jamie Coulson reports.

  • 04 Jan 2013