Welcome

The Composite Tissue Allotransplantation program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center, Kleinert Kutz & Associates, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of March 2011, there have been a total of 70 hands transplanted on 52 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called composite tissue allotransplantation.

Welcome

The Composite Tissue Allotransplantation program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center, Kleinert Kutz & Associates, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of March 2011, there have been a total of 70 hands transplanted on 52 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called composite tissue allotransplantation.

   

Jim Ray, 67, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, became the 9th hand transplant recipient at Jewish Hospital this week. Mr. Ray is the first patient in a clinical study to receive injections of his own fat cells into his new hand to help speed up nerve regeneration and improve his immune system response in an effort to reduce the amount of anti-rejection medication needed. Mr. Ray is resting and recovering comfortably and eager to begin therapy. Read More

Jim Ray, 67, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, became the 9th hand transplant recipient at Jewish Hospital this week. Mr. Ray is the first patient in a clinical study to receive injections of his own fat cells into his new hand to help speed up nerve regeneration and improve his immune system response in an effort to reduce the amount of anti-rejection medication needed. Mr. Ray is resting and recovering comfortably and eager to begin therapy. Read More

 

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Kleinert Institute Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center University of Louisville School of Medicine