A QUADRUPLE amputee from Renfrewshire who had been desperately seeking a double hand transplant has successfully undergone the surgery after a five-year wait.

Surgeons at Leeds General Infirmary carried out the complicated 12-hour procedure on Corinne Hutton, 47, earlier this week, her charity Finding Your Feet has announced.

Corrine lost her hands and feet in 2013 after suffering acute pneumonia and sepsis, which nearly killed her.

A spokesman for Finding Your Feet thanked those who have supported Ms Hutton throughout her journey.

He said: “Cor was close to losing hope about finding a match for a transplant, but that’s not her style.

“She has accomplished an unbelievable amount since losing her limbs, and we’re certain she’ll continue to inspire people as she builds up strength and learns to use her new hands.

“It’s bittersweet, because transplants require a donor. That person and her family have changed the lives of many today, and made it possible for a mum to hold her son’s hand again. Cor will not waste a moment with what they’ve given her.”

Video courtesy of Finding Your Feet