Soldier looks forward to driving with new arms
The 13-hour operation on Dec. 18 was led by Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, plastic surgery chief at Hopkins.
Marrocco was being released from the hospital Tuesday but will receive intensive therapy for two years at Hopkins and then at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.
After a major surgery, human nerves regenerate at a rate of an inch per month, Lee said.
“The progress will be slow, but the outcome will be rewarding,” he added.
Associated Press Writer David Dishneau contributed to this story from Hagerstown, Md.