Jewish Hospital performs hand transplant - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jewish Hospital performs hand transplant

Louisville's Jewish Hospital does it again.  On Saturday surgeons performed a 14 hour hand transplant on a California native's right hand.

The surgery took place at the Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center.  Surgeons Kleinert Kutz and the University of Louisville Hand Surgeons surgical team had 12 assistants and two anesthesiologists.  This is the nations fourth hand transplant, three of those operations were done right here in Louisville.

Jewish hospital says the patient injured his hand after a gun misfired.  He is listed in stable condition.

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