Renowned hand surgeon Joseph Kutz dies at 92

Renowned hand surgeon Joseph Kutz dies at 92
Dr. Joseph Kutz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The man known for completing the first successful hand transplant in the world has died.

Joseph Kutz passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, according to the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.

Kutz was known for pioneering treatment of flexor tendon injuries and microsurgical techniques.

He trained countless hand fellows from all around the world.

The Kleinert Kutz Hand Care center put out a message tonight offering condolences to his family and his long time assistant Ann Ratterman.

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