Spanish Doctor Says Leg Transplant Patient Elated

A Spanish surgeon who oversaw the world's first double leg transplant says that if all goes well the patient might be able to walk with the aid of crutches in six or seven months.

Dr. Pedro Cavadas said the patient is a man in his 20s, but gave no other details on him or the donor. The surgery started Sunday night at a hospital in Valencia in eastern Spain and lasted until Monday morning.

Cavadas told a news conference Tuesday the patient was elated upon seeing his new limbs.


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