View Full Version : Miracle of Modern Medicine...Arm Transplant

08-01-2008, 03:04 PM

Seriously though, that's amazing.

08-01-2008, 03:12 PM
Amazing! But a little wierd. Look at the first recipient of a donor hand.


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, 03:13 PM
Crazy! Makes me think of Frankenstien, no matter how amazing. :p

08-01-2008, 03:14 PM
Its a huge step though...I would think. Hopefully they'll increase the odds of it through practice and other advances.

08-01-2008, 03:30 PM
That is pretty awesome. It's neat to see how far they have advanced... :D

08-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Wow! That is interesting. I'm curious about how the Face Transplant is evolving...

08-01-2008, 03:41 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...


08-01-2008, 03:53 PM
Wow! That is interesting. I'm curious about how the Face Transplant is evolving...

Very well actually!

Pre-transplant, post trauma:




Cary Sedai
08-01-2008, 05:58 PM
Tana, you just HAD to ask, didn't you!?

Brita.... you always have pictures!

08-01-2008, 06:21 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...

08-01-2008, 07:45 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!