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Man fitted with incredible donor arms in first double transplant – can even flex biceps

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!A man has been fitted with groundbreaking donor biceps after both of his arms were set on fire.Felix Gretarsson, 49, from the town of Kpavogur in Iceland, was electrocuted in 1998 while trying to fix a power line.Surgeons inserted a metal plate in his spine and carried out 54 operations in a desperate bid to save the electrician’s life.After coming out of a three-month coma, he fell into substance abuse to deal with the chronic pain.In 2007, Felix saw an advert on TV for a lecture at the University of Iceland by renowned surgeon Dr Jean-Michel Dubernard, most famous for performing the first successful hand transplant in 1998.He quizzed him on the future possibility of full arm.

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