Sci Station Canada

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

A Cyborg in New Brunswick?

-- With his new space-age arm, nine-year-old cancer patient Nicholas McConnell-Kinney is the ultimate "bionic" boy. The New Brunswick child underwent four hours of surgery Friday in a ground-breaking operation that replaced 15.5 centimetres of cancerous bone in his upper arm bone with a spring-loaded titanium and plastic rod that will grow as he grows.

The operation has been performed about 20 times in the United States. But Friday's surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax was a medical first for Canada.

Good luck with your recuperation, Nicholas. Just think of all the arm wrestling you'll win - "Resistance is Futile!"


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