Instruments, Sutures and Needles for Hand Transplantation

  • Giovanna Lucchini
  • Francesca Magni
  • Marco Lanzetta


A complete range of instruments to face any possible situation during a hand transplantation procedure is mandatory. The material and instruments needed for hand transplantation should be carefully selected and prepared in advance. Their division into practical and readyto-use sets is essential in a scenario where wasting time must be minimised. Our list of instruments and materials as well as the additional items to be used in the operating theatre is as follows:
  • Surgical instruments trays

  • Suture stitches tray

  • One table with sterile sheets

  • Two tables, one of which prepared with a tray for harvesting an iliac crest bone graft

  • Two squared tables: one for the osteosynthesis set; one for the harvested limb (including iced solution)

  • Operating microscope with videocamera and monitor

  • Portable image intensifier.


Iliac Crest Bone Graft Needle Holder Wire Cutter Double Action Hand Transplantation 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanna Lucchini
    • 1
  • Francesca Magni
    • 2
  • Marco Lanzetta
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Hand Surgery and Microsurgery UnitSan Gerardo HospitalMonza, MilanItaly
  2. 2.Italian Institute of Hand SurgeryMonza, MilanItaly
  3. 3.Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery UnitSan Gerardo HospitalMonza, MilanItaly
  4. 4.University of Milan-BicoccaMilanItaly
  5. 5.University of CanberraAustralia
  6. 6.International Hand and CompositeTissue Allograft SocietyAustralia

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