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    Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant

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    A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.

    A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons operated on the veteran, whose nationality was not disclosed, for 14 hours on March 26, the hospital said in a statement.

    The team transplanted an entire penis, a scrotum without testicles and a partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor. The wounded man, who requested anonymity, has recovered from the surgery and is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week.



    "We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, the head of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in the statement.

    The soldier called his injury from an improvised explosive device "mind-boggling" and difficult to accept. Details of the incident were not released.

    "When I first woke up (after surgery), I felt finally more normal ... (with) a level of confidence as well. Confidence ... like finally I'm OK," he said in the statement.

    Johns Hopkins surgeons had performed the first U.S. double-arm transplant of two arms on a wounded service member in December.

    A transplant in which a body part or tissue is transferred from one individual to another is called vascularized composite allotransplantation. The surgery involves transplanting skin, muscles and tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.

    Lee said that although it is possible to reconstruct a penis using tissue from other body parts, a prosthesis implant would be necessary to achieve an erection, and that comes with a much higher rate of infection.

    In addition, service personnel often do not have enough viable tissue from other parts of their bodies to use because of other injuries, he said

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    Wonder if he has a say in length and diameter...

    Jokes aside, this is great news.
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    Well some dick is better than none but I hope they found him a good one.

    That sounded way less gay in my head.
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    Wonder if he can trade it in when itís used and abused?
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    Gives a whole new meaning to "Wouldn't screw her with a borrowed dick"
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    Can you imagine the "ghost pains" from suddenly finding your tool is missing? Let's hope everything works.

    One of the positive spin-offs from war is always medical advancement. Because of the nature of the fighting in the War on Terror, there's a lot of science being invested into prosthetic limbs. After about two years of suffering with a prosthetic that just wasn't working, someone I know who'd lost a foot to diabetes bumped into some people who worked with wounded military. They checked it out and discovered that the idiots who'd made the prosthetic to start with hadn't configured it correctly for this person's center of gravity. They adjusted it and now alles gezeishnet. They keep improving mobility and dexterity, even adding sense of touch, all moving toward making a prosthetic limb equally as functional as the OE model.

    We've known since forever that eye injuries account for about half of all combat casualties so now ballistic eye protection is standard issue for trigger-pullers (and about damn time!). We've gone through an evolution of chemical cauterizing compounds to stop severe bleeding and now they're using nerf ball injectors. No shit, it injects sponges that swell to fill the wound and absorb the blood.



    In WWII, 34% of wounded soldiers died. In Vietnam it was 20%, most of the improvement down to the heavy commitment to helicopters, which dramatically reduced the time it took to get to a field hospital. In the GWOT, it's down to 10%, mostly because of advances in battlefield wound treatment. And the "enemy" is very reliant on explosive booby traps, so a lotta, lotta guys survive having limbs blown off.

    And there's a lot of brain trauma happening. They're in armored vehicles and wearing individual body armor, which protects the body from proximity to the blast, but the shock wave pays no nevermind to the armor and rattles the brain about inside the brain pan. Which can cause brain stem atrophy, which interrupts the HPG loop. The type injury is actually similar to WWI because the trenches back then protected the troops from the blast during the endless artillery barrages, but they still were exposed to the shock wave. And the resulting hypogonadism is a strong contributor to loss of self-esteem, lethargy, etc, which also are symptoms of PTSD. We've only learned with the advent of the MRI that they'd got it right when back then they call it "shell shock."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetlegeuse View Post
    Can you imagine the "ghost pains" from suddenly finding your tool is missing? Let's hope everything works.

    One of the positive spin-offs from war is always medical advancement. Because of the nature of the fighting in the War on Terror, there's a lot of science being invested into prosthetic limbs. After about two years of suffering with a prosthetic that just wasn't working, someone I know who'd lost a foot to diabetes bumped into some people who worked with wounded military. They checked it out and discovered that the idiots who'd made the prosthetic to start with hadn't configured it correctly for this person's center of gravity. They adjusted it and now alles gezeishnet. They keep improving mobility and dexterity, even adding sense of touch, all moving toward making a prosthetic limb equally as functional as the OE model.

    We've known since forever that eye injuries account for about half of all combat casualties so now ballistic eye protection is standard issue for trigger-pullers (and about damn time!). We've gone through an evolution of chemical cauterizing compounds to stop severe bleeding and now they're using nerf ball injectors. No shit, it injects sponges that swell to fill the wound and absorb the blood.



    In WWII, 34% of wounded soldiers died. In Vietnam it was 20%, most of the improvement down to the heavy commitment to helicopters, which dramatically reduced the time it took to get to a field hospital. In the GWOT, it's down to 10%, mostly because of advances in battlefield wound treatment. And the "enemy" is very reliant on explosive booby traps, so a lotta, lotta guys survive having limbs blown off.

    And there's a lot of brain trauma happening. They're in armored vehicles and wearing individual body armor, which protects the body from proximity to the blast, but the shock wave pays no nevermind to the armor and rattles the brain about inside the brain pan. Which can cause brain stem atrophy, which interrupts the HPG loop. The type injury is actually similar to WWI because the trenches back then protected the troops from the blast during the endless artillery barrages, but they still were exposed to the shock wave. And the resulting hypogonadism is a strong contributor to loss of self-esteem, lethargy, etc, which also are symptoms of PTSD. We've only learned with the advent of the MRI that they'd got it right when back then they call it "shell shock."
    Thank you for yet another great read

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/04/2.../?ncid=webmail

    A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.

    A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons operated on the veteran, whose nationality was not disclosed, for 14 hours on March 26, the hospital said in a statement.

    The team transplanted an entire penis, a scrotum without testicles and a partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor. The wounded man, who requested anonymity, has recovered from the surgery and is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week.



    "We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, the head of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in the statement.

    The soldier called his injury from an improvised explosive device "mind-boggling" and difficult to accept. Details of the incident were not released.

    "When I first woke up (after surgery), I felt finally more normal ... (with) a level of confidence as well. Confidence ... like finally I'm OK," he said in the statement.

    Johns Hopkins surgeons had performed the first U.S. double-arm transplant of two arms on a wounded service member in December.

    A transplant in which a body part or tissue is transferred from one individual to another is called vascularized composite allotransplantation. The surgery involves transplanting skin, muscles and tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.

    Lee said that although it is possible to reconstruct a penis using tissue from other body parts, a prosthesis implant would be necessary to achieve an erection, and that comes with a much higher rate of infection.

    In addition, service personnel often do not have enough viable tissue from other parts of their bodies to use because of other injuries, he said
    NO FRIGGIN WAY! OMG, I can't believe it. Medical science is more advanced than I would have imagined. Whoa, I have to go lie down. LOL

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