Learning to use your new hand after transplant

After your hand transplant, you'll work with a hand therapist to learn to move and use your new hand. You'll begin hand therapy in the hospital and continue hand therapy for several months after your transplant.

Your hand therapist will give you exercises to help you learn how to move your fingers and wrist. Over time, your finger and wrist movement may improve. Once your movements are stronger, your hand therapist will teach you how to use your hand to grasp and release objects.

Make physical activity a regular part of your life to continue improving your health and fitness after your hand transplant. Your hand therapist will work with you to develop an exercise program that best fits your needs.

Jul. 11, 2013