Double Hand Transplant: UK’s First Operation ‘Tremendous’ Success

July 22, 2016

(BBC) – The UK’s first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look “tremendous”. Chris King, from Doncaster, lost both his hands, apart from the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago. The 57-year-old received two new hands from a donor and says he already has some movement in them. Prof Simon Kay led the operation at the UK’s centre for hand transplants. Mr King is the second person to have a hand transplant at Leeds, but the first to have both hands replaced.