A bone growth agent used in thousands of spinal fusion surgeries for neck pain has been linked to complications and higher cost, according to the first nationwide study of the product.
Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday.
The American military doctors watched in horror as the oxygen mask on the young Afghan girl's face started to melt.
Japan moved closer on Thursday to allowing children to receive organ transplants, when parliament's lower house approved a bill to scrap age limits on who can become an organ donor.
A burn victim who received a simultaneous partial face and double hand transplant in a French hospital has died, the Paris Public Hospital authority said Monday.
Eileen Dreizin, an American artist, returned home with a new liver yesterday. She was accompanied by her husband. They were very thankful to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung for performing the transplant procedure.
Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman.
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Teams of surgeons performed the nation's first double hand transplant on a man whose hands and feet were ravaged by a bacterial infection a decade ago and who hoped to once again be able to hold his daughter.
The first U.S. double hand transplant is taking place at a Pittsburgh hospital. A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that patient Jeff Kepner went into surgery Monday morning.
A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant; the recipient was a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall.