Harold E. Kleinert, M.D., started a hand surgery clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1953. Joined by Joseph E. Kutz, M.D. in 1964, they formed the organization now known as Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.
Faculty and Patient Care
More than 14 physicians of the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, international authorities in their fields, are teaching the next generation of hand surgeons. A number of the world's firsts, such as the first reported repair of digital arteries and first bilateral arm and forearm replantations, have been performed at this center. Hand surgeons from the Hand Care Center also performed the United States' first hand transplant.
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Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery
The Christine M. Kleinert Institute (CMKI) is a nonprofit education and research organization funded by the Kleinert-Kutz Endowment for Education and Research in Hand and Microsurgery. There has been a genuinely synergistic relationship between the remarkable Hand Surgery program that Dr. Kleinert and Dr. Kutz developed at Jewish Hospital and this Department. Key research continues in areas such as limb replantation, tissue transfer, nerve function, blood flow, and nerve compression.
Named in honor of Dr. Kleinert's mother, the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery grew out of the collaboration among the physicians of Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center. It is known worldwide for research and education in upper extremity care and microsurgery.
For more information regarding the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, please visit http://www.cmki.org.
Hand Surgery Facilities and Locations
Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center
225 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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Hand Surgery List of Services:
Please visit: www.kleinertkutz.com for a list of services.
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