News tagged with hand transplant

1st US 2-hand transplant patient yearns to feel

(AP) -- The nation's first double hand transplant patient can wriggle his new fingers a litte bit now and grab a tennis ball, but what he really wants to do is be able to feel his wife's hands when he holds ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Other
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Double hand transplant patient recovering well

(AP) -- Valarie Kepner was so excited at learning last fall that doctors might be able give her husband new hands that she called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center without telling him first.

dateMay 08, 2009 in Other
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Marine moves fingers after rare hand transplant

(AP) -- Surgeons have transplanted a hand onto a Marine who was hurt in a training accident, and he has some movement in his fingers, according to the hospital where the operation occurred.

dateMar 23, 2009 in Other
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