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Gardener, 55, left without limbs due to rare illness can play pool again thanks to ‘bionic arm’

A quadruple amputee has been able to hold a pint and shoot some pool for the first time in five years — thanks to a new futuristic bionic arm.

Michael White, 55, lost all four limbs due to a rare inflammatory condition, but was able to shoot some pool and take a sip of ice cold beer thanks to his new robotic limb.

He was diagnosed with Behçet’s syndrome and between 2012 and 2017, a condition that causes the immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue and affects just 1,000 people in the UK.

Mr White, from Fleet in Hampshire, was left him in so much pain from his ‘dying’ limbs, which had turned black, that he begged medics to cut off his hands.

He underwent around 30 operations that meant doctors had to amputate both his legs and hands.

Mr White was fitted with cosmetic arms but…


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