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Kleinert Kutz Hand Surgeons Perform Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant in Record Time at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
Date:11/25/2008

Risks associated with immunosuppressive drugs include a higher incidence of cancer, infections and other disorders.

An orthotist and hand therapist will begin bracing and hand therapy within the next few days. Hondusky will be hospitalized at Jewish Hospital for the reminder of the week and then will remain in the Louisville area for the next three months.

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) worked very closely with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization to coordinate the hand donation with the family and hospital. Without the help of these organ procurement agencies and the family, this procedure could not have taken place.

The fifth U.S. hand transplant is sponsored by the Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research and Office of Army Research to further research in the composite tissue allotransplantation program.

Information, photography and video are available on our web sites at www.handtransplant.com and www.jewishhospital.org. Video on the website is not broadcast quality.


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