Hand Transplant Patient Expects to Go Fishing

The recipient of the nation's third successful hand transplant expects his new hand to get a workout holding a fishing rod this weekend.

David Savage, 54, is on his way home to Michigan. In November, Savage underwent about 15 hours of hands surgery in Louisville, Ky . He lost his right hand in a machine press accident more than 30 years ago.

Savage said he's getting more movement out of his fingers, and cannot wait to go fishing with two hands.


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