Medical Miracle

Catie Flaherty

Boston hospitals have always been famed as some of the best in the entire world. Patients travel from every corner of the map to receive medical care from the most educated doctors. Recently, a hand double transplant has been performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the heart of Boston.

The recipient, Richard Mangino, became a quadreplegic amputee after losing both arms and legs to a disease called sepsis. The operation took twelve hours and required a team of over 40 staff members. Anatomically, the process of transplanting new hands involved the usage of various muscle tissues for both the left and right sides of the body.

After recovering the surgery was said to run smoothly and according to plan and Mr. Mangino should make a full recovery and then enter physical therapy to become accustomed to his new set of hands.