DailyMail.com: World’s first child hand transplant a ‘success’

July 18, 2017

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors said Tuesday, declaring the ground-breaking operation a success after 18 months.

The report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health provides the first official medical update on 10-year old Zion Harvey, who underwent surgery to replace both hands in July 2015.

Harvey had his hands and feet amputated at the age of two, following a sepsis infection.

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