Dra. Constanza Moreno is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and microsurgery. She specializes in the treatment of traumatic injuries such as digital and limb re-attachment, reconstructive surgery and correction of congenital deformities. Next week she is traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to give a presentation at the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society on the Hand Transplant Program she is developing at Santa Fe de Bogota. Her aim is to restore limbs (and functionality) to the lives of Colombians affected by landmines.
I hope to follow her to the operating room when she returns.. Look for more exciting news from this gracious physician in the future..
21 April 2011 – since I originally posted, I’ve received a lot of questions about hand tranplantation.. Here’s a Yahoo article discussing a recent hand transplant.