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12 July 2011

Double leg transplant in Spain

A Spanish medical team has carried out the world's first double leg transplant, hospital sources said in the eastern city of Valencia.

A Spanish medical team has carried out the world's first double leg transplant, hospital sources said in the eastern city of Valencia.
The young patient could not use prostheses, making a transplant the only alternative to him spending his life in a wheelchair, medical team leader Pedro Cavadas said.

The main difficulty in leg transplants is getting the nerves to function properly, the daily El Mundo said on its website.

 
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