A 55-year old man who underwent a rare double transplant has displayed a faster than normal recovery and can wiggle his fingers just a week after the surgery.
Richard Edwards suffered severe burn injuries to his hands in 2000 and struggled to perform simple tasks such as eating food or holding a small item in his hand.
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Doctors revealed that they were able to route his existing nerves into the donor hands, adding that he will soon be able to do small things once again. Speaking out on the surgery, Edwards said "I feel fantastic. I'm feeling very blessed and thankful for having a new pair of hands."