Two previous attempts at double-handed and face transplant elsewhere in the world were unsuccessful
The recipient of the first successful double-handed and face transplant said that she is “grateful” for the process that has “given me a second chance in life.”
A 22-year-old Joseph DiMeo, a New Jersey resident who burned to 80% of total body surface area in a high-speed car accident in 2018, underwent a ground-breaking process at NYU Langone Health in August after a donor match was found . Delaware
DiMeo, which is months into its rehab and recovery, continues to work on its strengths and its grip.
“The hardest part is knowing that I can do this, it’s not just my hands. I have to practice right now,” DiMeo said during a press conference on Wednesday.
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