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(Boston Herald)   Woman to receive double arm transplant. Maybe it really is just a flesh wound nowadays   (news.bostonherald.com) divider line 28
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2012-09-13 03:43:18 AM  
About time, her kitchen must be a mess.
 
2012-09-13 05:54:36 AM  
Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...
 
2012-09-13 05:58:06 AM  

Neondistraction: Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...


I dunno, that's some pretty science-fiction-y stuff to me.
 
2012-09-13 06:00:34 AM  
I mean... this pertains to medical science. Last I checked science is pretty geeky stuff.
 
2012-09-13 06:01:28 AM  
I mean up till today, if someone lopped off my arm, I'd think, dammit, I'm gonna miss having an arm. After today, I can just think, well I hope they sew a good-looking one on me this time! Science!
 
2012-09-13 06:05:21 AM  
Ok, I'll do it.

Some one give that woman a hand! Heck, she's such a cracker, give her two!

\aisle seat, I pee a lot on long trips
 
2012-09-13 06:18:44 AM  
Mother Nature is the ultimate coont. almost every day i read of some horrible shiat happening to people. sadly it never happens to the people it should happen to, like baby rapers and mommy killers. life is so farked up.
 
2012-09-13 06:22:45 AM  

Neondistraction: Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-13 06:30:27 AM  

Neondistraction: Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...


Maybe if we 3D printed arms in orbit? Would that make you happy? Jesus farking Demented Christ already.
 
2012-09-13 07:16:54 AM  
neato, now if someone could invent detachable penises so I can have one for the crazy and a spare for when she amputated it.
 
2012-09-13 07:24:17 AM  
Is her name Billie? Is she going to receive two left arms?
 
2012-09-13 07:33:23 AM  
Be...all you can be...in the Ar...my Reserve!
 
2012-09-13 07:47:18 AM  

Terrified Asexual Forcemeat: Be...all you can be...in the Ar...my Reserve!


We used to take those green "ARMY: BE ALL YOU CAN BE" bumper stickers and cut them up so they read "ARMY: BALL ALL YOU CAN"

/Needed two to make one.
 
2012-09-13 09:00:55 AM  

Neondistraction: Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...


Saw the story on CNN this morn, said out loud "when the heck did we figure out how to do *that*?"

Honestly, first I'd heard we'd figured that one out.
 
2012-09-13 09:08:19 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

But seriously, good for her. I know that they did a single arm transplant for a couple guys already, one guy who happened to have a pretty extensive criminal history and ended up not doing everything the doctor told him, so his body ended up rejecting it and he had to have it amputated. Let's hope that she's a bit more deserving of this.
 
2012-09-13 09:12:25 AM  

Toquinha: I know that they did a single arm transplant for a couple guys already, one guy who happened to have a pretty extensive criminal history


You're not supposed to transplant the arm TO the criminal, you're supposed to take the criminal's arm and transplant it to some unsuspecting nice guy. And then horror-comedy hijinks are sure to ensue.
 
2012-09-13 09:57:28 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-13 10:15:54 AM  
s3.jspenguin.org
 
2012-09-13 11:19:43 AM  
I guess the doctors are really going to disarm her situation?
 
2012-09-13 01:07:19 PM  

dittybopper: Is her name Billie? Is she going to receive two left arms?


One of them will be black.
 
2012-09-13 01:18:14 PM  
Now she can get back to making me a sammich.
 
2012-09-13 02:02:43 PM  

ebell: dittybopper: Is her name Billie? Is she going to receive two left arms?

One of them will be black.


Hey, I saw that movie on redtube....
 
2012-09-13 02:05:44 PM  
Are they growing them in a lab first if they are then I will be impressed.
 
2012-09-13 02:57:22 PM  
Very impressive, but I really wish the article said anything at all about how this was supposed to work. I mean, how do you reconnect the nerves? Will she ever be able to use them, or will they just dangle there uselessly?
 
2012-09-13 08:44:56 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Neondistraction: Neat story, but does it really belong in the geek tab? Now, if they were giving her cyborg limbs...

Maybe if we 3D printed arms in orbit? Would that make you happy? Jesus farking Demented Christ already.


Why do you have to go bringing space into everything? And shouldn't you be on board with the whole cyborg idea, since it would be a step towards the immortality you think we could obtain if only we'd stop wasting money on space exploration.
 
2012-09-13 09:14:09 PM  
♫♪Double elbow all the way across the sky♪♫
 
2012-09-14 01:02:27 AM  
It's neat & all, but these transplants still have only about a 10% success rate. Most likely she'll end up after hundreds-of-thousands of dollars worth of surgery and PT with arms that barely function at all and have little-to-no tactile sensation. She would have been better off if she'd just devoted the time and discipline necessary to master her prosthetics like this woman did.
 
2012-09-14 03:58:02 PM  

2words1finger: It's neat & all, but these transplants still have only about a 10% success rate. Most likely she'll end up after hundreds-of-thousands of dollars worth of surgery and PT with arms that barely function at all and have little-to-no tactile sensation. She would have been better off if she'd just devoted the time and discipline necessary to master her prosthetics like this woman did.


Perhaps she would be better off, but as a whole, society wouldn't. Transplant surgeries, even when barely successful or even a flat-out failure, help us to advance the art.
 
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