Zion Harvey had procedure in US in 2015 and can now use scissors and play baseball, but report highlights his difficult recovery

After almost 11 hours of surgery involving four teams of doctors, Zion Harvey had earned his place in medical history. The eight-year-old had become the first child in the world to receive two new hands in a procedure that seemed to herald a revolution in transplant medicine.

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