The world's first double hand transplant for scleroderma, performed on Steven Gallagher in Leeds, has been a success.
Whilst this is a drastic procedure, which won't be suitable for most people with scleroderma, it does underline the importance of finding new and innovative ways to treat and care for people with the condition so they can live well.
As well as giving Steven back range of motion in his hands, the operation will allow clinicians to monitor his condition over the coming years to see whether scleroderma will affect his new hands
Read more about this amazing operation here: https://bit.ly/3yZGUlL
Thank you to SRUK for this amazing story.
Scleroderma Queensland Support Group