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J Hand Surg Br. 2002 Aug;27(4):385-90.

Double hand transplantation: functional outcome after 18 months.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute of Quality Control in Plastic Surgery, Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria. hildegunde.piza@uibk.ac.at


In March 2000, we performed a double hand transplantation on a patient who had suffered traumatic hand amputations 6 years previously. The transplantations were both successful and, 18 months later, the patient has regained some complex hand functions and remarkably good tactile gnosis.

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