Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital is screening patients for leg-transplant surgery, an experimental procedure never before performed in the U.S. and reportedly performed only twice elsewhere. Doctors would begin with double amputees, as patients with a single prosthesis are usually better able to walk. Leg transplants are controversial because many doctors believe they can't be justified unless they provide better results than prostheses, and that is "a higher hurdle to overcome" because the technology is so advanced, said Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Surgeons in Boston are looking for leg-transplant candidates
SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care
|Chief Financial Officer||
B. E. Smith
Attest Health Care Advisors
|Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney||
Coats and Bennett PLLC
|Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise||
BASF, The Chemical Co.
|San Diego, CA|