January 30, 2013
Arma virumque cano
Mr. Marrocco was the first person to survive losing all four limbs in the war.
Iraq War Vet Brendan Marrocco Gets Double Arm Transplant
A team of surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital has performed the hospital's first successful bilateral arm transplant -- giving two new arms to Brendan Marrocco, an Iraq war veteran.
"I feel great. I'm doing a lot better now," said Marrocco, 26, during a news conference Tuesday of his recovery from last month's procedure. "It gives me a lot of hope for the future."
Members of Marrocco's surgical team, led by Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, provided details today in Baltimore on exactly how the doctors did the rare transplant and prevented Marrocco's body from rejecting the new limbs.
(I just couldn't resist the pun.)
Posted by joke du jour at January 30, 2013 06:02 PM
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