Hand transplantation.

Hatem Amer, Brian T. Carlsen, Jennifer L. Dusso, Brooks Sayre Edwards, Steven Lawrence Moran

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The first successful hand transplant was performed in 1998, opening up a new possibility for patients who have suffered mutilating hand injuries. Since then, more than 60 such procedures have been performed throughout the world. This article describes the evolution of hand transplantation, outcomes of patients listed in the International Registry of Hand and Composite Tissue Transplantation, and ethical issues involved in hand transplantation. It also describes the hand transplantation program at Mayo Clinic, which was established in 2010.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


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  • Medicine(all)

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Amer, H., Carlsen, B. T., Dusso, J. L., Edwards, B. S., & Moran, S. L. (2011). Hand transplantation. Minnesota Medicine, 94(5), 40-43.