Reconstructive transplant surgeons at Mayo Clinic help people who have facial or hand deformities live a more normal life by restoring appearance and function.
Mayo Clinic's program is the first in the United States to have hand transplantation approved as part of the regular evaluation process for people who have hand injuries. Patients receive care through a clinical, rather than research, program.
Hand transplantation involves a series of procedures that Mayo surgeons have performed separately for many years. Surgeons work with transplant doctors and other health care professionals as a team, allowing patients to benefit from this collective experience.
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Oct. 10, 2019