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September 27th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Human Factor: CNN's Sanjay Gupta on an inspiring double hand transplant patient

After being the first woman in America to undergo a double hand transplant, Sheila Advento has had to learn how to use another person's hands as her own.

Advento's hands and feet were amputated eight years ago after she contracted a bacterial infection and although she initially got prosthetics, the option of a hand transplant was always on her mind.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains Advento's procedure and how she has learned to use her new hands.

Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Health
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