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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00893698
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2014 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The aim of the study is to realize a bilateral transplantation of upper limbs. The first objective is functional but there are aesthetic and psychologic imperatives too. This open and descriptive study needs compatible donor and recipient. The sample should be realized simultaneously and the transplantation should be made by two coordinated teams according to this sequence : osteosynthesis, vascular anastomosis, sutures of tendons and nervous sutures. An immunosuppressant treatment should be initialized from the beginning of the intervention and continued for life. Rejections should be screened by regular clinical and histological examinations.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 50 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
State of brain death
Compatibility with recipient about sex, size, age and color
Blood compatibility; integrity of upper limbs
Double amputation of hands or forearms with traumatic origin
Good health condition
Delay from 2 months to 34 years between amputation and transplantation