BIONIC HANDS – part 3: Matthew Scott received the first hand transplantation (1999)
February 7, 2010
On january 24, 1999 Matthew Scott became the first man who received successful hand transplant. In 2009 Matthew was able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his hand transplant. It was performed in Kentucky by a team of doctors from Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville and Kleinert Kutz & Associates.
Mr. Scott lost his dominant left hand on December 23, 1985 in a blast from an M80 firecracker.
He is now independent in his activities of daily living, although admits that he had to relearn everything necessary with a prosthetic device to achieve independence. Before the hand transplant, Mr. Scott was using an Otto Bach myoelectric prosthetic device.
SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:
• BIONIC HANDS: 12 Milestones for the bionic hand!