THE INDEPENDENT | Dave Higgens
|Britain's first double-hand transplant patient Chris King PA|
The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels "whole again" as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.
Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago.
Now Mr King has become the second person to have a hand transplant at the UK's specialist centre for the operation at Leeds General Infirmary, and the first to have both hands replaced.
Recovering after the surgery, he said: "I couldn't wish for anything better.
"It's better than a lottery win because you feel whole again."
Mr King, who is single and from Rossington, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said the operation appears to have been a complete success.
He said he already has some movement. Continue reading
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