Double-hand transplant recipient undergoes surgery for blood clots

A man who received a double-hand transplant at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville had emergency surgery last week to restore blood flow to his right hand. "For reasons we don't know, he got clots. We had to go in and redo the plumbing ... and get blood flow re-established," lead surgeon Dr. Warren Breidenbach said. Doctors expect progress on the patient's right hand to be slower than on his left, but he eventually could have better results than other hand-transplant patients.

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