Hand transplantation, still experimental, is becoming more common:

09/2/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Although the technology for hand transplantation has existed for 35 years, the procedure is rare because of the multiple types of tissue involved. Progress in immunosuppression science has cleared the way for more procedures. "Medical knowledge has caught up with surgical knowledge," said plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Carty, who leads the new hand transplant program at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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