Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) program


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…