Young Boy Undergoes First Bilateral Hand Transplant On Child
An 8-year-old boy underwent the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in early July.By Mikah Sargent | July 29, 2015
Surgeons at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, or CHOP, announced they have successfully completed the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child.
"When I was two, I had to get my hands cut off, because I was sick. I don't know what a child's hand looks like," said Zion Harvey.
Eight-year-old Zion Harvey lost both his hands and feet to a serious infection when he was just two years old. Earlier this month, doctors from Penn Medicine joined the CHOP team in a 10-hour surgical transplant of two hands for Zion. (Video via The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)