Happy Quadruple Amputee Can Hug Again After Arm Transplant

November 26, 2014 4:38 AM

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Happy Quadruple Amputee Can Hug Again After Arm Transplant

After Will Lautzenheiser lost both legs and both arms during a bout of streptococcal infection in 2011, it didn't look like the film professor would ever be able to hug anybody again. But that all changed last month, when the Boston resident received a double arm transplant at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Lautzenheiser thanked the donor's family and his doctors for their "great service" during a press conference Tuesday, adding that his new arms are "incredible" and "surreal." Thirteen surgeons and 22 other medical staffers worked on Lautzenheiser during the rare, nine-hour surgery, which the hospita...

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