A girl from India was transplanted male hands, a year later they lightened and lost their hairBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/a-girl-from-india-was-transplanted-male-hands-a-year-later-they-lightened-and-lost-their-hair
Doctors were amazed to see how new hands transplanted to a 22-year-old girl from India from a male donor, miraculously "adjusted" to her body. The dark and hairy brushes have noticeably lightened and become completely smooth. The girl is very glad that she agreed to the operation, and already freely uses brushes in everyday life. Look at the real medical miracle further in our material.
Shreya Siddanagowder did not hesitate for a minute when she was offered new hands, even though they were large, dark, hairy male hands. Over time, a real miracle began to happen in front of the doctors and the girl's relatives: the hands gradually changed color, adjusting to the tone of her skin.
The transplant operation lasted 13 hours. A resident of the city of Pune, which is located in western India, is already doing a manicure, wearing jewelry, and no one around knows that her hands are male.Shreya's life turned upside down in 2016, when she was 18 years old. She got into a bus accident in which both her hands were crushed. They could not be saved, so doctors amputated their limbs to the elbow.
Only 200 successful hand transplants have been performed worldwide. Of these, 9 were performed in India, and the first was held in 1999 in the USA. In India, the first such operation was performed in 2015 at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kerala, where Shreya was brought by her parents.
First, the doctors attached the donor's hands to the bones, and then sewed the tendons, blood vessels and skin. After the transplant, the girl underwent psychotherapy for a year so that her body and brain got used to the new limbs and gained movement and sensitivity.The color of the hands soon began to change, adapting to Shreya's skin tone, although doctors still cannot explain this process. They suggest that it's all about melanocyte-stimulating hormones that produce melanin and are controlled by the brain. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives color to the skin, hair and eyes.
Experts explain the loss of hair on men's hands by the lack of testosterone in the female body. However, other factors could have influenced the miraculous changes.
Shreya is delighted with the changes. Now she can lead a normal lifestyle and recently wrote an exam in college with "new" hands. Specialists who lead an unusual patient are also very pleased with the result. The best gift for her attending physician Ayer was a birthday card written by the girl by hand.
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