Spanish doctors set to carry out first double leg transplant in the worldBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2905 (Published 01 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2905
- María de Lago
The Spanish National Transplant Organization has given the go ahead to La Fe Hospital in Valencia, Spain, to carry out the world’s first double leg transplant.
The procedure will be carried out by Pedro Cavadas and a team of around 35 health professionals on a young man who lost both his legs in a car crash.
Dr Cavadas performed Spain’s first face transplant last August and the country’s first hand transplant in 2006. The intention is to …