Steven Gallagher, whose hands were left unusable by scleroderma, has been given a new lease of life after what is believed to be the world’s first double hand transplant.
Due to the condition, the 48-year-old’s fingers started curling in until they were in a fist position, leaving him in “horrendous” pain.
Five months ago, Gallagher had pioneering surgery – which could have cost both his hands – in an attempt to save them.
It’s believed he is the first person in the world with his condition to have the surgery.
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