Doctors at the Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville successfully performed a double-hand transplant earlier this week. As Med City News reported, it was the third double-hand transplant (that’s right: the patient got two new hands) in the U.S. and the first ever to be live-tweeted.
The surgery began at 7pm on Tuesday and took approximately 17.5 hours. All throughout the long and grueling procedure, senior hand fellow Dr. Christiana Savvidou tweeted from a laptop in the hallway outside the operating room. The tweets were all marked with the hashtag #handtx.
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