Hand operation - Courtesy of My New Hand, BBC One
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Hand transplant: inside operating theatre

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

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

Footage, to be aired in a BBC One documentary, shows inside the eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary.

Consultant plastic surgeon Professor Simon Kay said he was "happy" with the results so far.

Footage courtesy of My New Hand, BBC One

  • 04 Jan 2013
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