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Recipient of Hand and Forearm Transplant Can Move Fingers

November 19, 1998

Clint Hallam, the Australian man who received a pioneering hand and forearm transplant seven weeks ago, is able to move his fingers and rotate his wrist, surgeons said this week. Hallam is able to bend each finger about 25 degrees and then straighten it out, according to Dr. Earl Owen, who headed the surgical team that performed the operation in France. However, the patient has regained no sensation.

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