Former Muncy Man Has Double Hand Transplant
A former Muncy many who is a 1998 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology underwent the first double hand transplant in the U.S.
A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that 57-year old Jeff Kepner went into surgery around 8 a.m. on May 4. The surgery lasted almost nine hours.
Kepner is a native of Lancaster, who now lives in Augusta, GA. He lost both hands and feet to a bacterial infection 10 years ago.
Although, Kepner’s operation is the first double hand transplant in the United States, eight others have been performed abroad.