Thursday, June 9, 2016

Duke Health Performs First Hand Transplant in State

A 54-year-old man, is the recipient of Duke Hospital’s first hand transplant.The 12-hour procedure was performed May 27, 2016, by a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, operating room staff and technicians, and was led by Linda Cendales, M.D., associate professor of surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and director of Duke’s hand transplant program. Duke is one of just 10 hospitals in the United States that has performed a hand transplant.

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