As with any type of surgery, hand transplant surgery presents both benefits and risks. Below are some of the major factors that upper extremity transplant candidates should consider. For a more thorough discussion of the benefits and risks of hand and arm transplant surgery, please read our Hand Transplant Patient Guide.
The potential benefits of hand and arm transplant surgery are unique and life changing. Here are a few of these significant benefits:
Any type of surgery presents risks, but there are certain risks that tend to be specific to hand and arm transplant surgery, or transplant surgery in general, including:
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