The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Hand allotransplantation.

  • Description

    Individuals whose hands have been severely damaged by injury or disease may undergo amputation.

    This procedure involves transplanting a hand from a recently deceased donor to the amputated stump. The donor bones are rigidly fixed to those of the patient and the blood vessels, nerves, tendons and skin are restored.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    X01.3 Replantation of hand

    Y99.1 Cadaveric donor

    Z94.- Laterality of operation

    The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.   The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided.

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