Indiana Man Is Jewish Hospital’s Eighth Hand Transplant Recipient

An Indiana man has become the eighth person to receive a hand transplant at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital. Fifty-six year old Ronald Thurman of Marion received a new right hand in a 15-and-a-half hour procedure that ended early this morning. The donor hand came from a 22 year old Texas man who lost his life in […]

Two More Hand Transplants Slated For Early 2012

The leader of the hand transplant program at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital says two more procedures have been approved and will likely be performed early next year. Dr. Joseph Kutz says the first of the two transplants could take place in January or February. Seven patients have received hand transplants since the Jewish Hospital program was […]

Physical Therapy Paying Off For Hand Transplant Recipient

Three months after receiving a new left hand at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital, Donnie Rickelman says his recovery is going well. The Linton, Indiana man was back at the hospital today for a checkup, and showed how far he’s progressed by wrapping a Christmas gift. Rickelman says he’s always been comfortable with his transplanted hand. “From […]

Indiana Man Receives Hand Transplant At Jewish Hospital

Doctors say the latest recipient of a hand transplant at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital is recovering and being prepared for physical therapy. Donnie Rickelman of Linton, Indiana, about a two hour drive northwest of Louisville, received a new left hand Sunday. Rickelman’s left hand was partially amputated in a factory accident 13 years ago. The mishap […]