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Cadaveric Bilateral Proximal Forearm Allotransplantation

Sivakumar, Dinesh K., MCh; Chavan, Vinayak, MS; Chittoria, RaviKumar, MCh; Thiruvoth, Friji M., MCh; Mohapatra, Devi Prasad, MCh; Subbarayan, Elankumar, MCh; Reddy, Konda Sireesha, MCh; Babu, Preethitha, MCh; Kumaran, Senthil, MCh; Aggarwal, Abhinav, MS; Guptha, Saurabh, MS

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001829
Transplantation Surgery and Research

Until, sometime ago, microsurgery meant mainly covering a defect or replanting severed parts back to where they belong. Now, restoration of original function and aesthetic consideration is a must in planning reconstructive procedure. Hand transplant combines hand surgery and microsurgery with complex multidisciplinary care.

At the anniversary of our first cadaveric bilateral proximal forearm transplantation done in the country's government institute, we would like to share our experience in performing the surgery, outcomes so far, complications, and lessons learned, to contribute to the growing knowledge of vascularized composite allotransplant.

From the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, Puducherry, India.

Received August 24, 2018, and accepted for publication, after revision December 16, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: RaviKumar Chittoria, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education India. E-mail:

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