Latest Hand transplantation Stories

2011-11-01 20:48:52

For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate bilateral hand transplant that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss.

2011-06-12 06:46:26

A Connecticut woman who was mauled more than two years ago has received a new face, the third full face transplant to be performed in the United States.

2011-03-29 13:39:53

Transplant and reconstructive surgeons from Emory University Hospital announced today at a news conference that they have successfully performed a rare complete hand transplant on 21-year-old Linda Lu, a college student from Orlando, Fla.

2011-03-24 11:47:11

Peter Walsh, 65, who lost his hands and feet to a bacterial infection four years ago, has become Australia’s first recipient of a hand transplant.

2011-03-08 14:35:17

Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5.

2009-06-15 11:45:57

A doctor in France says the man who was the first person to undergo a successful face and double-hand transplant has died of a heart attack. Surgeon Laurent Lantieri said the death of the French national, whose identity was not reported, was apparently caused by a heart problem and not the result of his groundbreaking transplant operation, The Daily Telegraph said Monday. We have no explanation for the cardiac arrest, Lantieri said, adding an autopsy may offer additional clues to man's recent...

2009-04-11 16:10:23

Doctors in Boston performed the world’s seventh face transplant on Thursday, and are planning more.

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