A Texas father is recovering in San Francisco Thursday night after a groundbreaking surgery. Doctors at the University of California San Francisco transplanted a joint from one part of his body to another, so he can use his arm again.
For Reggie Cook, just doing simple things is a struggle. A car accident seven years ago shattered the elbow in his right arm, and destroyed the function in his left. But after years of limited movement, Cook approached his doctor in El Paso with an idea.
“What if we take this bone from this elbow and use it in this elbow,” Cook said.