Amrita conducts 12th hand transplant surgery

Amrita conducts 12th hand transplant surgery

Kochi, Nov 3: The super specialty teaching hospital of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Kochi has successfully completed its 12th hand transplant surgery.


Gulnora (45), an Uzbekistan citizen who underwent hand transplant surgery at Amrita Hospital in Kochi, completed a month-long treatment and cheerfully returned to her homeland. She had lost her hands in an accident that occurred at the workplace.

She received donated limbs harvested from Anita, a native of Nagercoil, who was declared brain dead at KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, on September 21, 2022.

Her hands were airlifted to Kochi, and the doctors at Amrita Hospital successfully attached them to Gulnoara's in a 16-hour surgery.

Gulnora will be able to move her hands completely after undergoing follow-up treatments, including physiotherapy.

Dr.Prem Nair, Provost, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals, Dr.Prathapan Nair, Medical Administrator, Dr. Subrahmania Iyer, Head, Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr.Jimmy Mathew, Dr. Anil Mathew and Brahmacharini Rehna took part at the post-surgery commemorative event. Dr. Subrahmania Iyer pioneered hand transplant surgery in Kerala.

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