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The Hand Transplant Program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital, Kleinert Kutz, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of 2017, there have been approximately 100 hands transplanted on more than 60 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called vascularized composite allotransplantation, or VCA..

Welcome

The Hand Transplant Program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital, Kleinert Kutz, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of 2017, there have been approximately 100 hands transplanted on more than 60 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called vascularized composite allotransplantation, or VCA..

   


 

Matthew Scott, the recipient of the world’s most successful hand transplant and the first person in the United States to receive a hand transplant, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the history-making procedure today at a reception.

Scott became a part of medical history on January 24-25, 1999, when he received his new left hand, an event that has greatly impacted the future of both transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world.
 

Read more about Matt

20 Year Pictorial Review - 1999 to 2019

 


 

Matthew Scott, the recipient of the world’s most successful hand transplant and the first person in the United States to receive a hand transplant, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the history-making procedure today at a reception.

Scott became a part of medical history on January 24-25, 1999, when he received his new left hand, an event that has greatly impacted the future of both transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world.
 

Read more about Matt

20 Year Pictorial Review - 1999 to 2019

 

 

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Kleinert Institute Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center University of Louisville School of Medicine