Historic Double Hand Transplant

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Surgeons from the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia were the first to perform a bilateral hand transplant in a child. The patient, a young boy named Zion Harvey, has required significant occupational and physical therapy throughout his recovery.

CHOP’s rehabilitation team played a crucial role in Zion's recovery in an article published in Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, titled “Historic Double Hand Transplant.”