Giving Zion Two Hands

Scott F.M. Duncan, MD, MPH, MBA

The surgery made headlines around the world. In June, 8-year-old Zion Harvey became the first child and youngest person ever to receive a bilateral hand transplant. In the hand surgery world, the event was akin to landing a man on the moon—pretty incredible. The surgery was special in many ways—a stunning technical achievement, a unique collaboration among institutions, and a generous humanitarian gesture.

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