During a double-hand transplant, surgeons use Twitter

This operation was the third double-hand transplant in the US, to date.  Several surgeons rotated in and out of the waiting room during this surgery.  While they were in the waiting room, they would tweet various updates on the surgery.  Of course, privacy issues were maintained and no mention of the patient’s identity was given.

The surgery was around 20 hours and the status updates were continually posted while the family of the patient was in the waiting room, able to also read those tweets.  Apparently, the Department of the Defense paid for this surgery.  For more information, check out this article in the WHAS11.com, Surgeons continue to update double hand transplant through Twitter

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