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Surgeons perform first quadruple limb transplant – Şevket Çavdar is recovering

DR Murat Tuncer and his team of 50 medics have performed the world’s first quadruple limb transplant at Hacettepe University Hospital in Turkey’s capital, Ankara.

The operation to attach four limbs to a young male reportedly named Şevket Çavdar took over 20 hours.

Sky says the patient’s legs and arms were amputated when he was 13.

Says surgeon Serdar Nasir:

“We have good results but maybe we will lose all of the limbs. Maybe (we’ll) lose only one or two, we have to wait, but I think for now we have good results.”

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Posted: 25th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)