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Physicians Update

Fall 2011

UCLA Establishes New Reconstructive Transplant Program


UCLA has established a first-of-its-kind program to restore functionality and enhance quality of life for people who have suffered severe trauma or other disfiguring injuries to the upper extremities, face or abdomen. The UCLA Section of Reconstructive Transplantation is a multidisciplinary effort to use a new transplantation approach known as vascularized composite allotransplantation to treat patients whose tissue loss cannot be remedied through conventional techniques. Reconstructive transplants will focus on three parts of the body: hands, the face and abdominal wall.

For more information, go to: http://transplants.ucla.edu

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