The world's first hand transplant was carried out in 1998

A Yorkshire man has received the UK's first hand transplant but the world's first operation of this kind was carried out in 1998.

Surgeons in France performed the first hand transplant on Clint Hallam. He later had it removed as he felt "mentally detached" from it.

French surgeon Professor Jean-Michel Dubernard  makes a point near Clint Hallam's bandaged forearm
A French surgeon describes the procedure near Clint Hallam's bandaged forearm Credit: REUTERS/Robert Pratta

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Britain's first hand transplant

A 51-year-old man from West Yorkshire has become the first person in Britain to have a hand transplant.