The surgery was performed by Prof. Shalom Shtahl, head of Rambam's Hand Surgery Department. Seven pieces of shrapnel were removed from Gilad's elbow and forearm, two of which were pressuring nerves. It is unknown whether permanent damage was caused to the hand.
Shalit has undergone a number of medical examinations following his return from captivity. As well as suffering from malnutrition and lack of exposure to sunlight, Shalit also suffered from wounds sustained during his capture.
Rambam Medical Center Spokesman David Ratner said that Gilad most likely will not require further surgeries.
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