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(Yahoo)   Doctors perform quadruple limb transplant in Turkey. Now everyone gets a drumstick   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 32
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2012-02-27 10:47:55 AM  
Are they from one donor or four? That could get weird.
 
2012-02-27 01:29:48 PM  
On the waiting list

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2012-02-27 01:30:25 PM  
Didn't work out. Headline on the side: "Turkey's quadruple limb transplant fails"
 
2012-02-27 01:30:48 PM  
And they chopped them back off a little later:

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-27 01:31:14 PM  
That must have cost an arm and a leg.
 
2012-02-27 01:36:51 PM  
Did they put them on correctly?

www.thesharkguys.com
 
2012-02-27 01:39:54 PM  
Patient said to answer to the names "Matt", "Russel" and "Bob".
 
2012-02-27 01:42:26 PM  
The operation came on the heels of the country's first-ever face transplant at another Turkish university hospital.

Injected heels in sentence. Nicely done.
 
2012-02-27 01:45:23 PM  
So..... if I collect 8 legs from 2 different cats and attach them to a third "recipient", I can then claim that I have performed the worlds first double-quadruple limb transplant regardless of the health of the patient?


....coool
 
2012-02-27 01:47:10 PM  
This is why it didn't work..

"The head physician at a Turkish hospital says his team has performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant, attaching two arms and two legs to a young man."

Shouldn't they have used the legs-and-arms physician??
 
2012-02-27 01:54:01 PM  
Interview with the Doctor


Announcer Tonight on 'Who Cares?' we examine the frontiers of surgery. With us is the international financier and surgeon Reg LeCrisp and his most successful patient to date, the elephant Mr. George Humphries. Mr. LeCrisp, the surgery on Mr. Humpries is truly remarkable, but why an elephant?

LeCrisp Well, that was just a stroke of luck, really. An elephant's trunk became available after a road accident, and Mr. Humphries happened to be walking past the hospital at the time.

A: And what was Mr. Humphries' reaction to the transplant of the elephant's organs?

L: Surprise at first, then later shock, and deep anger and resentment. But his family were marvelous, they helped pull him through...

A: How long was he in hospital?

L: Well, he spent the first three weeks in our intensive care unit, and then eight weeks in the zoo.

A: I see. Is Mr. Humphries now able to lead a fairly normal life?

L: No. Oh, no, no. No, he still has to wash himself in a rather special way, he can only eat buns, and he's not allowed on public transport. But I feel these are very minor problems...

A: Mm hmmm.

L: ...when you consider the very sophisticated surgery which Mr. Humphries has undergone. I mean, each of those feet he's got now weighs more than his whole body did before the elephantoplasty, and the tusks alone...
 
2012-02-27 02:04:22 PM  
Why did those limbs get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.
 
2012-02-27 02:13:28 PM  
orangejuiceinbishopsgarden.com

Doesn't the NFL do this every Thanksgiving?

/Hot like a steaming bowl of mashed potatoes...
 
2012-02-27 02:15:58 PM  

suburbanguy: [orangejuiceinbishopsgarden.com image 225x158]

Doesn't the NFL do this every Thanksgiving?

/Hot like a steaming bowl of mashed potatoes...


Came for this, leaving satisfied (like a bowl of mashed potatoes).
 
2012-02-27 02:16:50 PM  

Encryptshun: Patient said to answer to the names "Matt", "Russel" and "Bob".


Don't forget Art!
 
2012-02-27 02:31:34 PM  
The doctors are puzzled, but the patient is totally stumped.

/obvious
 
2012-02-27 02:42:48 PM  
And in other news, people who have read Unwind by Neal Shusterman have either shiat a brick or resigned themselves to nightmares tonight.

/Are we heading towards a Heartland War?
//thank cheesus I'm not a teenager anymore
/// Yes, it was that scary of a book.
 
2012-02-27 02:43:41 PM  
Dadof3:
This is why it didn't work..

"The head physician at a Turkish hospital says his team has performed the world's first quadruple limb transplant, attaching two arms and two legs to a young man."

Shouldn't they have used the legs-and-arms physician??


Come on. The guy can reattach a frigging HEAD, and you don't trust him with arms and legs?
 
2012-02-27 02:52:10 PM  
How about a lung transplant too? No? Damn Palpatinecare.
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2012-02-27 02:55:17 PM  
*NOT WORK SAFE* (new window)
 
2012-02-27 03:08:11 PM  
IANADoctor, but this seems doomed to fail. The heart (I assume) gets used to pumping blood to a limited body size. To add literally yards of veins and arteries seems way too much work for a heart to do immediately. I assume that it would be safer to attach 2 limbs first, wait a while for the heart and other organs to accomodate the extra work, and then add 2 more limbs. Anyone know how this kind of thing works?
 
2012-02-27 03:09:50 PM  
The operation was indeed a success, The patient died though.
 
2012-02-27 04:19:29 PM  
We are going to need a gravy infusion. Stat.
 
2012-02-27 04:20:35 PM  

Aidan: Anyone know how this kind of thing works?


TappingTheVein: The patient died though.


I'm going to go out on a limb here (heh) and say "Not very well."
 
2012-02-27 06:53:40 PM  
no thanks, i prefer the wings.
 
2012-02-27 07:07:03 PM  
Lol'd I did
 
2012-02-27 08:02:42 PM  
He only needed three limbs anyway, but they had agreed on total body prothesis.

Damn OCP.
 
2012-02-27 09:24:44 PM  
That was a great headline, subby.
 
2012-02-27 09:44:25 PM  
They turned Cavdar to Cadaver. Should have had an Igor handy-
 
2012-02-27 10:13:51 PM  

AgentKGB: *NOT WORK SAFE* (new window)


I believe that is called "stumpfarking"
 
2012-02-27 10:55:30 PM  
www.joblo.com
I didn't ask for this...
 
2012-02-28 12:20:23 AM  

seancakes: AgentKGB: *NOT WORK SAFE* (new window)

I believe that is called "stumpfarking"


I thought they called it stumping...

either way the (edited in) song makes the video hilarious.
 
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