Penn doctors to discuss 11-hour double hand transplant

    Today we’ll hear from surgeons at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania who last month pulled off a rare procedure.

    In an 11 1/2-hour surgery, doctors performed a double hand transplant on a quadruple amputee — the first such surgery in Philadelphia. Fewer than 10 have been done in the U.S., the Associated Press reports.

    More than two dozen doctors, nurses and surgeons were required for the transplant — one of the details we’ll hear more about at the press conference, which Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott is attending.

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