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Elbow transplant patient in San Francisco

“cut it off and use on th opposite side.” that’s what el pasoa reggie cook suggested to his surgeon. and last friday – during a 12- hour surgery – he became the first ever elbow to elbow transplant patient. it’s an update to a story you’ll see only on abc-seven… doctors at university of california, san francisco medical center removed reggie’s flaccid left arm and inserted the elbow joint, ligaments and blood vessels on his right arm. this is him today. reggie had to stop a few times during this interview with a reporter from kgo – the abc affiliate in san francisco because of the shooting pains. but he’s in good spirits and looking forward to coming home and regaing something he lost in 2009 when he crashed. 6:22 i can’t wait to be independent maybe by driving and working.” reggie says he has feeling in his hand and fingers. he will begin physical therapy in el paso once doctors at ucsf give him the all-clear. it’s not an easy

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