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First Dual Leg Transplant Patient Takes First Steps

by Kathy Jones on December 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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 First Dual Leg Transplant Patient Takes First Steps

On Monday, the world's first dual leg transplant patient took his first steps in a swimming pool at a hospital in Valencia.

The patient, a man in his twenties whose identity is not being revealed due to privacy issues had the groundbreaking operation thatwhich was done by a team of 50 doctors on 10th July, the Telegraph reported.

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The patient's first steps in the swimming pool at a specialist clinic at the La Fe Hospital in Valencia are a confirmation of the success of the operation.

According to Spanish news agency, Pedro Cavadas-Rodriguez, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, said that the patient "is doing very well" without any significant complications.
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He also said that it will be "many months" before he can walk unaided and said that the treatment is going "as planned".

Cavadas-Rodriguez is one of the world's most respected surgeons in his field. In 2009, he performed the world's first face transplant, which included the jaw and tongue on a 43 year-old man.

Source: ANI
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