24-Year-Old Man Successfully Undergoes Hand Transplant at TN Hospital

A 24-year-old man from Tamil Nadu has successfully undergone a bilateral hand transplant involving a marathon procedure after a female donor was identified from Gujarat, a corporate hospital which treated him said on Sunday.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a brief visit to the city, sent his regards to the team of doctors who performed the operation, a press release from Gleneagles Global Health City said.

The man from nearby Kancheepuram district had lost both his hands after suffering electrocution burns in 2018 and his mother was caring for him, the statement said.

After registering with the state government-backed Transplantation Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN) for hand transplant, doctors received information about a potential hand donor from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, May 28.

After collecting the necessary clearance from the respective agencies, the hands were transported from Ahmedabad to Chennai. The patient was transported for a marathon 14-hour procedure and expert specialists successfully performed the transplant, the statement said.

A team of doctors led by Plastics Institute Director and Senior Consultant S Selva SeethaRaman, eight plastic surgeons, four orthopedists, a vascular surgeon, four anesthesiologists, a neurologist and 30 paramedics were involved in the procedure, according to the press release.

The operation was performed on May 28. The patient is doing well and is on the way to recovery with intensive physiotherapy, the statement said.

”It gives me a sense of pride that the country is blessed with such outstanding and dedicated doctors across the states. From what I understand, the process was indeed arduous and the doctors took a very meticulous approach to achieving this as a team,’ Naidu said.

“This case is a great example to motivate people to step up and donate organs, especially the hands of brain dead patients and provide a good quality of life for people with disabilities,” he said. -he declares.

Selva SeethaRaman said, “Managing a hand transplant case requires the highest levels of precision and medical expertise. With this case, we are happy to have recorded this rare feat…” ”Tamil Nadu has been a forerunner for organ transplants in India, I would like to thank the government departments for the excellent coordination and the support in achieving this important milestone,” he said.

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Lillian L. Pena