‘New chance at life’: Man gets face, hands in rare surgery

Joe DiMeo, right, demonstrates the flexibility in his fingers for Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at NYU Langone Health in New York. A surgical team, led by Rodriguez, amputated both of DiMeo’s hands, replacing them mid-forearm and connecting nerves, blood vessels and 21 tendons with hair-thin sutures. The scar on DiMeo’s forearm shows where the new hand was attached.