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Uploaded on Oct 18, 2016
A Jeffersonville, Indiana woman has become the tenth patient to receive a hand transplant by the Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) surgical team at Jewish Hospital. During a 17-hour procedure on September 17, 2016, Louella Aker underwent a double hand transplant. The 69-year-old is the first female hand transplant recipient in Kentucky. Surgeons from Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery and University of Louisville performed the procedure.