Michigan Man Receives Hand Transplant
"If it stops working, we'll go back in there and get it started again."
- Dr. Warren Breidenbach, lead surgeon
Louisville, Kentucky, USA - A Michigan man who lost his right hand in a work-related accident more than 30 years ago became the third successful hand transplant recipient in the United States, doctors said Thursday.
Of the two dozen hand transplant recipients worldwide, Savage may have gone the longest between losing a hand and having a transplant, Breidenbach said.