Technical aspects of the recipient operation in hand transplantation

Kodi K. Azari, Joseph E. Imbriglia, Robert J. Goitz, Jaimie T. Shores, Marshall L. Balk, Gerald Brandacher, Stephan Schneeberger, Vijay Gorantla, W. P.Andrew Lee

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The goal of hand allotransplantation is to achieve graft survival and useful long-term function. To achieve these goals, precise surgical technique is of critical importance. The key surgical steps and sequence of events in hand allotransplantation are similar to major upper extremity replantations, but are modified to accommodate major conceptual differences that exist between the two procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • hand transplantation
  • recipient operation
  • surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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