The International Registry on Hand and Composite Tissue Transplantation was founded in May 2002 with the primary purpose to collect information from each case of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), as it allows us to leverage our individual experience and learn from all centers involved. Presently the IRHCTT includes cases of upper extremity and face allotransplantation performed all over the world, from almost all centers performing these operations. A very comprehensive dataset is available for each patient in the registry including annual follow-up. The IRHCTT is happy to collaborate and supply anonymized data about transplant recipients to those who contribute.
The aim of the registry is to combine international clinical experiences so that state of the art knowledge can be shared within those already working or approaching this surgical field.