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What’s New in Hand Surgery
Peter C Amadio, MD
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Peter C. Amadio, MD Mayo Clinic 200 First Street, SW Rochester, MN 55905 No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article. No funds were received in support of this study.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Mar 01;83(3):473-473
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This article reviews material presented at the 2000 Annual Meetings of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as articles published in the field of hand surgery between August 1999 and July 2000. During that time, much interesting and important material had appeared, but perhaps none is more interesting or controversial than that related to the new prospect of hand transplantation. On September 23, 1998, in Lyons, France, the distal aspect of the right forearm and the right hand of a brain-dead forty-one-year-old motorcycle-accident victim was transplanted to the right forearm of a forty-eight-year-old man who had had a traumatic amputation of the right hand some years previously. Immunosuppressive therapy included prednisone, mycophenolate, mofetil, FK-506, and antithymocyte globulins.
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