Informed Consent, Medico-Legal Implications, Public and Private Insurance Issues and Quantification of Disability in Hand Transplantation

  • Umberto Genovese


The first hand transplant meant — apart from the extraordinary surgical procedure and due to the particular therapeutic purpose — an opportunity for a multidisciplinary (medical, juridical, ethical) consideration to support or contradict such a therapeutic procedure’s legitimacy, which could be considered “the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked”.


Experimental Project Limb Graft Gestural Expressiveness Hand Transplant Diagnostic Iter 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Umberto Genovese
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  1. 1.Institute of Forensic Medicine and InsuranceUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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