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Nation's First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Receives One-Year Check Up

For Immediate Release: 1/26/2000

(Louisville, Kentucky) A press briefing is scheduled Friday, January 28, at 10 a.m. (EST), at the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Conference Center (16th floor), 201 Abraham Flexner Way, to give an update on hand transplant recipient, Matt Scott’s progress. Scott and his wife Dawn, along with his physicians and hand therapist, will address the media and be available to answer questions. Evaluations by physicians during Scott’s visit, January 25-29, include a biopsy, motion analysis and other laboratory tests. The press briefing will be up-linked live via satellite coordinates Ku-Band SBS 6 Transponder 6. The signal will be available at 9:45 a.m. (EST) with the press briefing beginning at 10:00 a.m. The press briefing can also be viewed via our web site B-roll of Scott’s weeklong visit will also be available via satellite and the web. Scott received his new left hand January 24-25, 1999, when surgeons from the University of Louisville and Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center, PLLC, performed the 15-hour procedure at Jewish Hospital. The hand transplant procedure is expected to greatly impact the future of transplantation and reconstructive surgery. The Louisville hand transplant program was developed through a partnership with physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville and Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center, PLLC.

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