scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, October 19, 2020

Mumbai’s first hand transplant: Monika More Discharged

The 24-year-old will undergo a year-long rehabilitation to be able to use her hands normally. At this point, she has no touch sensation and cannot move her hands

September 27, 2020 1:32:03 am
Hand transaplant, mumbai first hand transplant, mumbai hand transplant surgery, manika more hand transplant, india hand transplant, mumbai news, indian express newsMore had suffered amputation of both arms in 2014 following a train accident. (Ganesh Shirsekar)

Written by Ganesh Shirsekar

Mumbai’s first hand transplant recipient Monika More was discharged from Global hospital on Saturday, almost a month after the transplant surgery. Her house in Kurla was deep-cleaned and disinfected on Saturday to reduce the scope of Covid-19 infection as she remains on immunosuppressants that have lowered her immunity.

Also Read| Behind India’s 10th double hand transplant, some fear and a lot of hope

The 24-year-old will undergo a year-long rehabilitation to be able to use her hands normally. At this point, she has no touch sensation and cannot move her hands. “Every day a millimetre of her nerves will grow. It will take three-four months for nerves to fully grow,” said plastic surgeon Dr Nilesh Satbhai. Satbhai said her bones have been freshly fixed and will take eight weeks to heal.

Following that, the rehabilitation exercise will commence to make her do small movements. More had suffered amputation of both arms in 2014 following a train accident. She registered for a hand transplant in 2018. In August, a 32-year-old man succumbed to brain injuries in Chennai. His family agreed to donate his hands, which were flown to Mumbai for the transplantation.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement