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  • Dubernard
    J-M, Owen E, Herzberg G, et al [ Hopital Edouard
    Herriot, Lyon, France; Microsearch Found of
    Australia and Outer Sydney Hand and Micro-Surgery
    Unit; St Mary’s Hosp, London; et al]

    Human Hand Allograft Report on First 6 Months

    Lancet
    353: 1315-1320, 1999


     

    The
    results of transplantation of 
    the right forearm and hand of a brain-dead
    male donor to a male recipient who had a traumatic
    midforearm amputation are discussed.

     

    The
    technique has been described. There were no surgical
    complications. At 8 weeks there was a rejection
    episode which was treated successfully. Passive
    mobilization was started on day one and continued
    till week six. At 100 days, no stiffness was noted,
    but sensation was lacking. There was good callus
    formation at 3 months and advanced healing at 6
    months.  At
    80 days, the patient had some sensation.

      

    They
    conclude that hand transplants can be successfully
    done but sensation and functional analysis are not
    complete.

            





 

      

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Transplantation
  

  • Dubernard J-M, Owen E, Herzberg G, et al [ Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France; Microsearch Found of Australia and Outer Sydney Hand and Micro-Surgery Unit; St Mary’s Hosp, London; et al]
    Human Hand Allograft Report on First 6 Months
    Lancet 353: 1315-1320, 1999
     
    The results of transplantation of  the right forearm and hand of a brain-dead male donor to a male recipient who had a traumatic midforearm amputation are discussed.
     
    The technique has been described. There were no surgical complications. At 8 weeks there was a rejection episode which was treated successfully. Passive mobilization was started on day one and continued till week six. At 100 days, no stiffness was noted, but sensation was lacking. There was good callus formation at 3 months and advanced healing at 6 months.  At 80 days, the patient had some sensation.
      
    They conclude that hand transplants can be successfully done but sensation and functional analysis are not complete.
            

 

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