Eduardo D. Rodríguez, a Cuban-American surgeon, led the team of experts who presented new reasons for living in a young American, Cameron Underwood, with the results of the transplant surgery.
Rodriguez, who lives in New York, has undergone successful surgery at Underwood. Underwood was totally messed up a few years ago after being shot with a rifle.
Facial transplant surgery has begun at the beginning of this year, but by this week the results of this particular surgery have become public and focused on the medical world.
Underwoord's Odyssey took some time two years ago. The young man was seriously wounded with his face.
He suffered a traumatic injury that Underwood had lost much of his lower jaw and only his nose and teeth appeared on his face. The rest of them suffered serious damage to the entire upper face and even lost their palate.
One year after being injured, Cuban former Eduardo D. Rodríguez surgeon in 2017 became interested in his case and asked to travel to New York to evaluate the implantability.
But the underlying link is missing. Where will the donor give his face to Underwood?
William Fisher was a 23-year-old American who unexpectedly died and unexpectedly became a hero.
His family's decision was sad, but brave. His son would have been a donor of facial tissue and the face of Underwood.
This surgery was held on January 5th of this year. With a tough medical challenge, Rodriguez needed more than 25 hours of work and over 100 medical professionals to lead.
Underwood's face transplant surgery has set several medical records in history. I traveled the longest distance for 2,800 miles of facial transplants. The shortest period in the United States from initial injury to completion of transplantation; One of the donor's shortest waiting times (6 months); I was the first to use 3D printing to create a donor facial mask that the doctor gave Fisher's family.
After 11 months, Underwood's surgery was successful because his body did not refuse transplant surgery.
To summarize Underwood's medical Odyssey, Rodriguez said: "The paused life is now in danger again."