111 days ago,
Not every person who is missing a hand or upper limb might be eligible to receive a transplant. Many people are able to live full lives and accomplish everything they desire with the aid of a prosthetic device and sometimes without the aid of anything. However, some people find prosthetics difficult to use and the lack of sensory “feedback” from their prosthesis can significantly limit their function. These persons may consider reconstructive transplantation. We find that those patients who have either bilateral (both hands) amputations or those who have had their dominant hand amputated are likely to receive the most benefit from the procedure. However, we will provide information to any interested person regardless of the nature of their amputation.