Hind-Limb Transplantation in the Rat: Surgical Technique, Anaesthesia and Early Postoperative Management

  • Martin Molitor
  • Takako Kanatani
  • Marco Lanzetta


Human hand transplantation became a reality on 23 September 1998 when the first successful case was performed, with long-term transplant survival and promising functional recovery [1]. Twenty-four hand transplantations have been performed until the writing of this book (12 unilateral and 6 bilateral). However, there remains considerable debate over the ethical consequences of hand allotransplantation, and many questions must be answered before it becomes a routine procedure.


Sciatic Nerve Femoral Nerve Saphenous Nerve Femoral Vessel Stainless Steel Needle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Molitor
    • 1
  • Takako Kanatani
    • 2
    • 3
  • Marco Lanzetta
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Aesthetic SurgeryUniversity HospitalOlomoucCzech Republic
  2. 2.The Microsearch Foundation of AustraliaSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsRosai HospitalKobeJapan
  4. 4.Italian Institute of Hand SurgeryMonza, MilanItaly
  5. 5.Hand Surgery and Reconstructive, Microsurgery UnitSan Gerardo HospitalMonza, MilanItaly
  6. 6.University of Milan-BicoccaMilanItaly
  7. 7.University of CanberraAustralia
  8. 8.International Hand and CompositeTissue Allograft SocietyAustralia

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