Felix Gretarsson, 49, has become the first person in the world to receive a successful double arm and shoulder transplant. The Icelandic man, who was an electrician, lost both of his arms in an awful work accident in 1998. Gretarsson set out on 12 January with the aim of fixing a line that served 500 homes. Felix Gretarsson is the first person to have a successful double arm transplant. Credit: SWNS Felix Gretarsson is the first person to have a successful double arm transplant. Credit: SWNS However, there was some confusion as to what part of the line needed fixing, which led Gretarsson touching the wrong wire. He was subsequently electrocuted and plummeted 32ft to the ground. Recalling the incident, Gretarsson said: "I didn't remember until years after, but I fell down and I remember the only thing I felt was pain in the belly and confusion. "With a trauma like this, the body shuts off. I had no feeling of burning arms and broken back. It was just complete shock." Gretarsson's arms were set on fire during the incident, and his colleagues rushed to a nearby river for water to put the flames out. The last thing Gretarsson remembers were the kind words of a colleague who was trying to keep him calm as they tried to douse the flames. While the severely injured man successfully made it to the hospital, his troubles didn't stop there. Following the accident, Gretarsson went into a three-month-long coma, during which he had 54 operations, including a double arm amputation, in an effort to save his life. With the surgeries being a success, Gretarsson went to a rehab centre, where his pain medication was slowly reduced. However, he soon became reliant on other substances to cope, forming addictions that would so badly damage his liver he would eventually need a transplant. It is during this time that Gretarsson lost his job, his then-girlfriend, and couldn't see his two young daughters. While things looked bleak, he found renewed hope after tracking down a world-class surgeon and begging him to perform the ground-breaking double arm transplant. Credits : https://www.facebook.com/931203933666198/posts/pfbid0W6MkXwvU1hzfGWyV2TrSsc34QZUiPpSmGc4ZsLVvPEPfzg7McoWRZuTneS8npZrKl/
What year was this , do you have a recent picture. Did he have some mobility problems later.
In 2021, Mr Gretarsson got the worlds first double arm transplant and since then, he has made incredible progress in recovery. He is now able to drive, brush his teeth along with playing with his dog. You can check out his recent images and progress here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ndtv.com/offbeat/man-with-worlds-first-double-arm-transplant-shares-recovery-journey-3001647/amp/1
They should've NEVER cut off his pain meds when he so obviously still required them. I blame the Doctors who are more concerned with losing their licenses than taking proper care of their patients.