The first successful replantation of a human limb took place at the MGH in 1962. Now, nearly 50 years later, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is in the process of reviewing potential candidates for the latest in medical advances – hand transplantation surgery.
On Oct. 26, 19 days after becoming the MGH’s first hand transplant recipient, Joe Kinan showed how his unwavering commitment to having a positive attitude has paid off – he wiggled the fingers on his left hand for the first time in public.
Massachusetts General Hospital's Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., MD, leads Mass General’s first hand transplant operation.
Recipient of Massachusetts General Hospital's first hand transplant operation performed by Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., MD, on path to recovery.
Joseph Kinan, Station nightclub fire survivor, is Massachusetts General Hospital's first hand transplant recipient.
Dr. Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr. performs Massachusetts General Hospital's first hand transplant surgery on Joseph Kinan, Station nightclub fire survivor.
Jonathan Winograd, MD, and Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr, MD, discuss how Joe Kinan, a Station nightclub fire survivor, became the first hand transplant recipient at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Station nightclub fire survivor Joe Kinan discusses his incredible path to recovery since undergoing the first hand transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A procedure developed at the MGH to induce immune tolerance to organ transplants has now been shown to also induce tolerance to model tissue transplants in miniature swine.
Making an important step towards greater availability of hand and face transplants, MGH investigators have shown that a procedure developed to induce immune tolerance to organ transplants can induce tolerance to a model limb transplant in miniature swine.