Lessons Learned From the First Quadruple Extremity Transplantation in the World

Nasir S. N. , KILIÇ Y. A. , Karaaltin M. V. , ERDEM Y.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.73, no.3, pp.336-340, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0000000000000279
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-340


Background: Limb transplantation is emerging as a promising area of surgery and is an indispensable alternative for prosthetic rehabilitation of amputees, the severity of which is increasing because of combat-related injuries. Successful unilateral and bilateral limb transplantations have already been performed before this operation.