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Man receives double hand transplant in ‘world first’ for scleroderma patients

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Man receives double hand transplant in ‘world first’ for scleroderma patients

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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