WASHINGTON: Joe DiMeo has become the first patient in the United States to undergo successful double hand and face transplant surgery at the same time, after which he has found new life.

According to a report by a foreign news agency, Joe DiMeo is the first patient in the world to have a successful face and hand transplant. In 2018, his body was badly burned in a car accident and he did not believe that he would be able to return to his old life.

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After successful surgery by specialists, Joe DiMeo is again moving his hands, smiling and blinking. According to the report, the young man was doing a night shift in the US state of New Jersey. While returning from work, he got an eye while driving, due to which the car hit the sidewalk.

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After the accident, the body of the 23-year-old citizen was badly burnt due to fire in the car. Earlier, when the car exploded, people nearby saved his life but he continued to fight for his life in the hospital.

According to doctors, his body was 80 percent burnt, more than 30 surgeries were performed to heal the wounds, and then for the first time in the world a patient underwent successful double transplant surgery. To accomplish this mission, we found a donor whose immune system matched Judomo’s.

The victim said that he found it very difficult because the doctors had to separate my fingers which were burnt and stuck, there was a sheet in front of my eyes due to which I could not see, but now I am very happy.

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