The medical community from Johns Hopkins University Hospital is looking forward to new vistas. Johns Hopkins sets new record with penis transplants, a minute and intricate procedure. In this new era, of medical wonder, the doctors want to start writing some medical history of their own, and this marvelous procedure is just the incentive they needed.
The goal of the procedure is to help battle-weary veterans who have sustained harrowing injuries during deployment in Iran and Iraq. During their time served in several theaters of operation, the marines have sustained crippling injuries in the groin area, thus losing penile functionality. Moreover, due to the fact that they are the bearers of this kind of marks, the brave men are being shunned by every layer of society, that society which they vowed to serve and to protect.
But now, these brave men can look forward to a better future, thanks to several medical breakthroughs which will make prosthetics a thing of the past. Doctors are looking forward to transplanting actual organs from several donors around the country. These donors specifically stated how their organs should be used if something happened to them.
And so, more than 1200 men are now waiting for their chance of a normal sexual life. Now, regarding the history of penis transplants, we should state the fact that the procedure is not entirely new. In fact, two attempts have been made in the past. The first penis transplant was performed in China, in the early months of 2006. Unfortunately, the novel procedure ended in failure after the patient begun to exhibit symptoms consistent with organ rejection. The second attempt to tackle this procedure was made a couple of years ago, by a team of South African surgeons. Fortunately, the procedure was considered a total success. Moreover, it would seem that, recently, the fortunate man that received the organ just announced that he is about to become a father for the first time.
The perspective of actually developing a surgical technique capable of successfully transplanting the whole reproductive organ holds many perspective. By their predictions, the recipient of this novel transplant should be able to exhibit normal functions in a matter of months. But the doctors want to raise the stakes even higher with the experiment. According to them, the patient will be actually capable of achieving erectile functionality, without using additional medical devices, such as pumps in the case of a penis prosthetic.