Navigation Links
UT Southwestern launches hand transplant program
Date:8/29/2011

nd with the expertise of our transplant team and the addition of Dr. Chong, we are ready to develop and help the severely injured American veterans and patients so they can return as a functional person in our society."

More than 40 hand transplants have been recorded since the first was performed in 1998 in France, including a few double hand transplants in recent years. The first U.S. hand transplant was performed in 1999 in Louisville, Ky. Patients show a five-year success rate of about 92 percent to 95 percent.

During a transplant procedure, a team of up to 15 surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses and technicians will work simultaneously to prepare the donor hand and the recipient. As the donor limb is attached, hand and microvascular surgeons begin the complex work of attaching tendons, blood vessels and nerves. The operation typically lasts 10 to 14 hours.

Reattaching a severed limb is a complicated operation, Dr. Chong said. Chronic scarring can make it challenging to identify the more than 25 structures in the hand that need to be repaired to achieve functionality. But plastic surgeons are well-suited to perform the intricate work of transplant procedures, he added.

Dr. Chong completed two years of transplant research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he studied immune suppression, infectious disease and transplants. He also became part of the hand transplant team at the University of Pittsburgh, where he trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery and assisted in both the recovery and transplantation process.


'/>"/>

Contact: Robin Russell
robin.russell@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UT Southwestern support groups book reaches out to husbands, partners of women battling cancer
2. UT Southwestern ophthalmologist helps develop device for monitoring degenerative eye disease
3. UT Southwestern scientists discover new pathway to potential therapies for advanced prostate cancer
4. UT Southwestern pediatric urologist develops procedure to eliminate scarring in kidney surgeries
5. Drug shows improved kidney function for type 2 diabetics, UT Southwestern researchers report
6. UT Southwestern researchers uncover why ketamine produces a fast antidepressant response
7. UT Southwestern surgeons examine hypospadias repair efficacy for patients with differing anatomies
8. UT Southwestern research uncovers genetic link between emphysema, lung cancer
9. UT Southwestern research teams anti-malarial work wins international Project of the Year award
10. Drug can reverse overgrown hearts to help prevent heart failure, UT Southwestern researchers find
11. UT Southwesterns Luis Parada elected to National Academy of Sciences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 On ... that, “the company has been the target of ... a part of the company’s ongoing Information Technology (IT) ... health insurers.” , The most notable attack on ... when Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 23, 2015 A live auction will be ... hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities around the United ... endoscopy, lab, radiology, surgery, anesthesia, exam and much more. ... and Thursday, May 28 starting at 9:00am CDT each day. ... N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160. Anyone can ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 Injury lawyer ... that has been passed by the Maryland legislature but which ... “The Maryland General Assembly passed HB 449 with ... Governor has not signed it into law. This bill ensures ... Evidence is growing that demonstrates the danger of fracking to ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... will hold a webinar on the updates of the ... Classical Chinese Medicine. , Webinar – First Professional Doctorate ... Dean of Clinical Education, will lead this webinar in ... program. ACTCM is currently developing this degree program based ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... ) filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly ... to its use continue to move forward in ... According to a Pretrial Order dated May 4, ... preservation of documents and electronically stored information. Among ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 2Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 3Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 4Health News:Over 5,200 Lots of Medical Equipment Will Be Sold by Live Auction 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 2Health News:Baltimore Attorney Urges Governor Hogan to Sign the Fracking Moratorium Bill 3Health News:ACTCM Announces Upcoming June Events 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 4
... 2008 Sees 52 Percent Increase in Sales from Same ... ... Medical Technologies,Inc., a leading provider of integrated electronic health records (EHR),practice ... second quarter of fiscal 2008, ending,December 31, 2007, were up 52 ...
... announced it will host a webcast and conference call at 10 am,ET on Friday, ... 2007, which ended December 31. Financial,results are scheduled for release after the market closes ... Robert Holster, Chairman and CEO ... Walter Hosp, SVP ...
... prone to depression and are more likely to remain depressed ... School of Medicine researchers in the February Archives of General ... were less likely to die while depressed than older men, ... factor, along with the higher likelihood of women becoming depressed ...
... with soft lithography, should boost research in which nematodes ... new pharmaceuticals for potential treatment of parasitic infections in ... tools -- an artificial soil device and a waveform ... in a human hand -- are detailed in a ...
... Alienation Awareness,Organization (PAAO) is beginning the New Year by ... Parental Alienation Awareness Day., Because most people do ... alienation awareness was put forth to help raise,awareness and ... PAAO is to help the public and professionals become,aware ...
... Grains and Nutrition Know-How, BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. ... but for today,s busy moms, the world can seem ... need a balanced,breakfast to get a good start to ... the pack. With Kellogg,s(R) new Animal Planet(TM) Wild Animal,Crunch(TM), ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 2Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 3Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies Continues Record Setting Growth 4Health News:HMS Holdings Corp. Hosts Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Teleconference and Presentation 2Health News:Older women more susceptible to depression than older men 2Health News:New devices to boost nematode research on neurons and drugs 2Health News:New devices to boost nematode research on neurons and drugs 3Health News:Parental Alienation Awareness Organization Begins Preparations for Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25th 2Health News:Wild Animal Crunch(TM) Helps Moms Tame Families' Hunger 2Health News:Wild Animal Crunch(TM) Helps Moms Tame Families' Hunger 3
(Date:5/22/2015)... YORK , May 22, 2015  The ... of Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) -- the first biosimilar product ... -- points toward growth in the contract ... The mainstream CMO industry is geared to the ... to produce major biopharmaceutical products. The healthcare market ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... DUBLIN , May 20, 2015 ... addition of the "Guide to Prepare Application ... in China (2014 Edition) " report to ... market is one of segment market of the ... more overseas medical device manufacturers and producers to ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 Richmond Pharmacology is ... with a worldwide reputation for excellence in clinical ... in peer reviewed medical journals. Its officers are ... in discussions about rules for transparency and publication ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150522/745125) , Clinical research is conducted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 2Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 3Kalorama: First FDA-Approved Biosimilar Brings Hope for CMO Growth 4China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: