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Technical Aspects of the Recipient Operation in Hand Transplantation

Article by kind permission of Kodi Azari MD

"As a medical student, I fell in love with the complexities and nuances of hand anatomy and have devoted my professional life to caring for patients with hand disorders.  Seeing Andrew Dawson's performance was a true catharsis for me as he was artistically able to articulate why I became a hand surgeon."
Kodi Azari MD

Hand transplants

Double hand transplant

Richard Edwards undergoes a double hand transplant in which his hands are amputated and replaced with hands from a donor. This is the first time this has been done. Three months later the new hands are already changing his life.

From the BBC programme "Inside the Human Body" broadcast 23 May 2011.

Bionic hand transplant

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An Austrian man has voluntarily had his hand amputated so he can be fitted with a bionic limb. The patient, called "Milo", aged 26, lost the use of his right hand in a motorcycle accident a decade ago.

Report for BBC Newsnight, 18 May 2011, by Neil Bowdler.
Read more at BBC News | Science & Environment