The University of Maryland Medical Center’s trauma center celebrated a gift that transformed the lives of six people and made possible the most extensive full-face transplant yet.
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s trauma center on Saturday celebrated a gift that transformed the lives of six people and made possible the most extensive full-face transplant yet.
The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
After a gun accident took off half his face, Richard Lee Norris spent 15 years living as a recluse in Hillsville, Va. Horribly disfigured, he hid indoors. When he ventured out, it was behind a baseball cap and surgical mask. He didn’t pursue a career and never married.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says a Virginia man who received a full-face transplant seven months ago eats primarily by mouth and can taste and smell.
This spring, the University of Maryland Medical Center became the first in the state to perform a face transplant. And now, Johns Hopkins Hospital gets the green light to offer this medical breakthrough as well.
Doctors make medical history here in Baltimore. For the first time, Maryland surgeons transplant an entire human face.
Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have completed a facial transplant.
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