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Man stable after 1st US double hand transplant

Man stable after 1st US double hand transplant

A Georgia man is recovering in Pittsburgh after becoming the first U.S. recipient of a double hand transplant.
A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokeswoman says 57-year-old Jeff Kepner is stable after a day of surgery that ended Monday night.
Kepner is a native of Pennsylvania who lives in Georgia. He lost his hands and feet to a bacterial infection.
In March, the hospital performed its first hand transplant on a Marine who lost his right hand during a training exercise.
Eight double hand transplants have been performed abroad. French physicians last month performed the world's first simultaneous partial face and double hand transplant.


Updated : 2021-06-20 16:55 GMT+08:00