The research produced by the fellows of CMKI in collaboration with KKA surgeons assists in maintaining Kleinert Kutz’s innovative and ground-breaking reputation.

With the guidance of Dr. Kleinert and Dr. Kutz, many “firsts” have occurred at KKA and CMKI, including:

– The first bilateral hand and forearm replant

– The first successful technique for primary flexor tendon repair

– The first hand transplant in the United States

– The first successful hand transplant in the world

Current research opportunities include chart reviews on our 60,000+ patient visits per year and 11,000+ surgical cases per year.   We are in the process of implementing an EMR system which will allow much faster and more accurate review of our patient data. 

We also have several prospective clinical trials underway, anatomic studies at the Fresh Tissue Laboratory at the University of Louisville, and basic science studies underway in collaboration with the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute.    We are also in active collaboration with Dr. Scott Frey at the University of Missouri. 

Please see our link below for more information.  We are always seeking collaboration in Louisville and across the country and the world!

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