October 14, 2011
Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff
Double hand transplant recipient Richard Mangino, 65, of Revere smiles at a press conference for his hand transplant surgery.
Mangino is greeted by his wife, Carole, son, Richard, and grandson, Trevor, 5, following his surgery.
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, left, greets Mangino following the press conference.
lightchaser photography via Brigham and Women's Hospital
Richard Mangino and his wife, Carole, arrived for his bilateral hand transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
The Mangino family via Brigham and Women's Hospital
Richard Mangino played the guitar prior to his quadruple amputation.
Dr. Simon Talbot led the hand transplant team for the 12-hour surgery.
A team of more than 40 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, residents, and other staff worked on the surgery.
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation, and Dr. Philip Blazar, orthopedic surgeon, worked on the left hand.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mangino and his wife after his successful bilateral hand transplant.
Mangino began painting regularly after his amputations, holding a brush in the prosthesis he attached to his left arm.