Technical and Surgical Details of Hand Transplantation
Achievement of survival and useful function in allotransplantation of the upper extremity is the main goal in the treatment of amputees. Experience in replantation surgery was prerequisite for successful application of this technique in the new field of allotransplantation. The first successful replantation of an amputated arm was reported in 1962 by Malt and McKhann , and Komatsu and Tamai  performed the first successful digital replantation in 1968. Since then, a large number of replantations have been undertaken all over the world with an increased number of parts surviving. With more experience, surgeons have rightly turned their attention to function, the foremost consideration in all surgery of the hand [3, 4].
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