April 01, 2023 06:45 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Details of PM Modi's degree not needed, says Gujarat HC, fines Arvind Kejriwal over RTI | Bengal Ram Navami clash: TMC, BJP engage in war of words, share video blaming each other | Bengaluru woman dragged from park and gang-raped in moving car; all four accused arrested | Amit Shah calls Bengal Governor over Howrah Ram Navami clash; prohibitory orders imposed in area | Indore: 4 die in temple stepwell collapse incident, 19 rescued
Mumbai: Teenage girl undergoes India’s first successful unilateral hand transplant Hand Transplant
Representative Image (Credit: Unsplash)

Mumbai: Teenage girl undergoes India’s first successful unilateral hand transplant

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Feb 2023, 02:07 am

Mumbai: A team of doctors performed a successful unilateral hand transplant on a teenage girl on Friday, the first such procedure in the country.

Samiya Mansuri, an 18-year-old girl from Bharuch, Gujarat, was born with a congenital deformity on her right hand.

Her forearm and hand were severely underdeveloped.

The family consulted Nilesh Satbhai, Sr. Consultant Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Global Hospitals, Parel seeking a hand transplant.

After she turned 18, Samiya was physiologically and legally eligible to register for a hand transplant and a 52-year-old woman’s family from Indore generously donated an arm that could be used for Samiya.

The teen was rushed to Global Hospital for the transplant which was successfully completed after 13 hours of surgery.

“This transplant was done for the congenital absence of hand," a release issued here stated.

(With UNI inputs)