Patient Management and Follow-up

  • Palmina Petruzzo
  • Stefano Lucchina
  • Clara Dezza
  • Giovanna Lucchini


At present, clinical hand transplantation is still considered an experimental procedure, and consequently, carefully monitoring the transplanted patient is required. From our experience with hand transplantation, we stress the importance of preoperative screening [1], including fully informed consent; patient compliance to postoperative medication and physical therapy and, above all, careful follow-up of the recipient.


Acute Rejection Pinch Strength Immunosuppressive Protocol Preoperative Screening Hand Transplantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Palmina Petruzzo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stefano Lucchina
    • 3
  • Clara Dezza
    • 3
  • Giovanna Lucchini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of TransplantationÉdouard Herriot HospitalLyonFrance
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CagliariItaly
  3. 3.Hand Surgery and Microsurgery UnitSan Gerardo HospitalMonza, MilanItaly

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