He said: 'Upper arm transplants are much more challenging than those at the wrist or forearm level due to the complexity involved in accurately identifying and connecting various nerves, muscles, tendons and arteries.'Rehabilitation is also much more difficult because the patient bears the weight of the transplanted hands at the upper arm.'In Shreya's case, both transplants were done at the middle of the upper arm.'This is the first time that an upper arm transplant has been done in India or even Asia.'Only nine such transplants have been conducted in the world until now.'Shreya is currently undergoing a regime of movements for her fingers, wrists and shoulders.'The elbow movements are planned to be started in a couple of weeks.'Another surgeon Dr Mohit Sharma added: 'We expect that she will regain 85 per cent of hand function in the next one-and-a-half years.' The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself.
Zion Harvey, nine, from Baltimore in Maryland, lost his hands and his feet when he was just two years old to a life-threatening sepsis infection that also led to a kidney transplant.
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