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Davian93
08-01-2008, 02:04 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25967438/

Seriously though, that's amazing.

Brita
08-01-2008, 02:12 PM
Amazing! But a little wierd. Look at the first recipient of a donor hand.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/07/30/article-1039587-021C35D700000578-408_233x381.jpg

3 years later he asked it to be removed, as he had become emotionally detached from it. Plus, anti-rejection drugs are nothing to sneeze at, they are very strong and have many dangerous side effects.

Not something to enter into lightly

Cary Sedai
08-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Crazy! Makes me think of Frankenstien, no matter how amazing. :p

Davian93
08-01-2008, 02:14 PM
Its a huge step though...I would think. Hopefully they'll increase the odds of it through practice and other advances.

irerancincpkc
08-01-2008, 02:30 PM
That is pretty awesome. It's neat to see how far they have advanced... :D

tanaww
08-01-2008, 02:39 PM
Wow! That is interesting. I'm curious about how the Face Transplant is evolving...

JSUCamel
08-01-2008, 02:41 PM
It's weird enough knowing I have someone else's liver inside of me.. but I don't have to look at it every day...

Weird.

Brita
08-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Wow! That is interesting. I'm curious about how the Face Transplant is evolving...

Very well actually!

Pre-transplant, post trauma:

http://www.welt.de/multimedia/archive/00264/dinoireneupa_DW_Wis_264029a.jpg

Progress:

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/11/29/isabelledinoire_wideweb__470x308,0.jpg

Cary Sedai
08-01-2008, 04:58 PM
Tana, you just HAD to ask, didn't you!?

Brita.... you always have pictures!

tworiverswoman
08-01-2008, 05:21 PM
My ex-brother-in-law, Robert Barron, has had a few TV specials done on the work he does in prosthetics for people with horrific facial injuries and deformities. Some of the pics posted are just incredible.

What makes him fascinating is that he used to work for the CIA creating disguises...

Brita
08-01-2008, 06:45 PM
Brita.... you always have pictures!

Hehehe- have you ever tried to look something up in a medical dictionary? They generally all have photos, and let's just say it is very easy to get sidetracked- I guess that hobby has stuck with me after college!