18 months later, hand transplant recipient is healing remarkably well

09/9/2010 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A Marine who underwent hand transplant surgery in March 2009, following the loss of his right hand during military training, says he is healing well. Josh Maloney underwent the procedure, which was led by Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and has attended physical therapy sessions and taken anti-rejection medicines for the past year and a half. "I'll never be 100 percent," he said. "It's like 60, 65 [percent]."

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