Gran ‘can’t wait to have a burger’ with new bionic hand after losing limbs to sepsis from a paper cut

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A GRAN who lost both legs and part of her left arm to sepsis from a paper cut is Britain’s first NHS patient to get a new type of bionic hand.

Marguerite Henderson, 57, said she was looking forward to using her lifelike Michelangelo prosthetic to tuck into a burger two-handed.

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Marguerite Henderson said she was looking forward to using her lifelike prosthetic to tuck into a burger two-handed[/caption]

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Marguerite lost both legs and part of her left arm to sepsis from a paper cut[/caption]

It was fitted by surgeons at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, while experts at maker Ottobock helped via Zoom.

Alan Gordon and Alistair Ward, fromOttobock, watched Marguerite’s responses remotely, then relayed instructions about the adjustments to make.

They repeated this process until the hand was working perfectly.


Sensors and how strongly she flexes muscles determine which movements are made — including opening and closing the hand, rotating the wrist and positioning the thumb.

Marguerite, of Crosshill, Fife, said: “I’ve only had it a few weeks, but already it’s helping me to be more independent.

“I can’t wait to eat a burger, which, of course, you need two hands for.”

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Sensors and how strongly she flexes muscles determine which movements are made[/caption]

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