German Farmer Gets Double Arm Transplant

German 'doing well' after historical surgery
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2008 4:27 PM CDT
This photo provided by the Clinic Rechts der Isar hospital in Munich shows the torso of a 54-year-old German farmer who lost his both arms in an accident six years ago.   (AP Photo/Klinikum Rechts der Isar, HO)
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(Newser) – In the first operation of its kind, doctors have performed a double arm transplant on a German farmer, CNN reports. The 54-year-old man lost both arms in a farming accident 6 years ago. His condition is "very good under the circumstances," said a statement from the Munich hospital where the operation was carried out last week by a surgical team of 40. (Read more transplant stories.)