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UCLA Hand Transplant Program

Over the past decade, hand transplantation has become a clinical reality. Worldwide, some 40 people have received this life-altering procedure to regain the function and feel of a real human hand.

The UCLA Hand Transplantation Program

Hand transplantation is still experimental. The UCLA Hand Transplantation Program is a research study that has been approved by UCLA's Institutional Review Board. The UCLA Hand Transplantation Program is a multidisciplinary partnership that includes UCLA's transplantation services as well as hand, plastic and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatry, pathology, anesthesia, internal medicine, hematology, radiology, neurology, ethics and rehabilitation services. Recognized leaders in each of these fields provide comprehensive and expert care to the hand-transplant patient.


Eligibility Criteria for the UCLA Hand Transplantation Program

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The Hand Transplantation Procedure

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UCLA Hand Transplantation Team

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Contact Information

To be considered as a candidate, please include a phone number where we can contact you or call Dr. Azari's office at (310) 825-1745. 
You may also click here to contact us online.

Related Links

Dr. Azari performing hand surgery

ASRT - The American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation

UCLA Today: Hand transplant program to offer life-altering surgery (7/28/10)

UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation