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Tube bomb victim Kira's new arm fuses with her skin

PUBLISHED: 13:12 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:52 05 October 2010

Kira... with the pioneering artificial arm

Kira... with the pioneering artificial arm

A SURVIVOR from the London 7/7 terrorist bombings has been fitted with an innovative artificial arm which has fused directly onto her bone. Surgeons have attached a metal rod to Kira Mason's left arm in a pioneering operation at London's Royal Free Hospital where they have developed an prosthetic limb fitted below her elbow

A SURVIVOR from the London 7/7 terrorist bombings has been fitted with an innovative artificial arm which has fused directly onto her bone.

Surgeons have attached a metal rod to Kira Mason’s left arm in a pioneering operation at London’s Royal Free Hospital where they have developed an prosthetic limb fitted below her elbow.

Her skin has now healed naturally around it and formed a protective seal, which means a prosthetic arm can be fitted easily.

Battery sensors allow her to grip things with her artificial arm and easily use a knife and fork and open packets.

Kira was one of the last victims identified after being pulled out unconscious from the wreckage at Aldgate Underground station in July, 2005.

The 51-year-old was just a foot away from the Aldgate bomber Shehzad Tanweer on the Circle Line. Kira was so badly injured that she could only be identified from dental records.

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