Transplanting a face is only half the challenge

时间:2019-03-02 06:16:03166网络整理admin

JEAN-MICHEL DUBERNARD, the French surgeon who conducted last week’s ground-breaking face transplant, knows all about choosing the wrong patient. When he carried out the first hand transplant, the recipient was Clint Hallam, a New Zealander who refused to take his drugs or cooperate with doctors. The donated hand was eventually amputated. Much has been made by surgical teams of the huge psychological resilience likely to be needed by patients chosen for face-transplant surgery,