Hand Transplant

Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation

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Fewer than 300 people in the world have received hand transplants. The head of our hand transplant program participated in the first two hand transplants performed in the U.S., in 1999 and 2001. Since then, fewer than 100 hand transplants have been performed in the U.S. Our comprehensive approach guides our research on hand transplantation, which remains an investigational procedure. It is an option for people who have lost one or both hands.