Matthew Scott was just 24 years old in 1985 when an accident involving fireworks robbed him of his left hand. Though a prosthesis helped him resume many normal activities, Matthew wanted more.
In 1999, he received a hand transplant at Jewish Hospital by surgeons from the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center and Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. The procedure gained worldwide attention, and in March we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the World’s Most Successful Hand Transplant.
Learn more about this revolutionary procedure below, and be safe this holiday weekend!