The sutures of a hand transplant
The sutures of a hand transplant

On October 25, 2016, Jonathan underwent a 19-hour hand transplant surgery at UCLA led by Dr. Kodi Azari. The transplant was the first known in which the amputation of the hand performed months prior was prepared for the transplant. ​

Jonathan and Dr. Kodi Azari
Jonathan and Dr. Kodi Azari

1 week after the hand transplant, Jonathan and Dr. Azari stand outside of the UCLA hospital where Jonathan is recovering.

Jonathan Koch and Dr. Kodi Azari
Jonathan Koch and Dr. Kodi Azari

11/7/2016 - 2 weeks post hand transplant at UCLA, Jonathan uses his new hand to grab Dr. Azari's hand

The sutures of a hand transplant
The sutures of a hand transplant

On October 25, 2016, Jonathan underwent a 19-hour hand transplant surgery at UCLA led by Dr. Kodi Azari. The transplant was the first known in which the amputation of the hand performed months prior was prepared for the transplant. ​

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