Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program

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LouisvilleKY’s Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates 20th Anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matthew Scott, the recipient of the world’s most successful hand transplant and the first person in the United States to receive a hand transplant, will celebrate the 20thanniversary of the history-making procedure today at a reception. Scott became a part of medical history on January 24-25, 1999, when he received his new left hand, an event that has greatly impacted the future of both transplantation and reconstructive surgery around the world. The 14 ½ hour innovative procedure requiring 18 medical professionals was performed at Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, by surgeons from Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center and Christine M. Kleinert Institute…


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Indiana woman receives LouisvilleKy’s first female hand transplant

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Jeffersonville, Ind. woman has become the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky and the tenth patient to receive a hand transplant from the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program. The program is a partnership of physicians, researchers and healthcare providers from Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health; the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI); the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center; and the University of Louisville. Indiana woman undergoes double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. First female recipient in KY. Tweet this During a 17-hour procedure on September 17, 2016, Louella…