10 notable orthopedic surgeon developments in June

Paige Haeffele -  

Here's a recap of 10 noteworthy industry happenings and developments in June:

Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

  1. Cyna Khalily, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, Ky., completed the first robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew's Legion Conceloc cementless total knee system.
  2. Robert Hotchkiss, MD, performed wrist surgery on Chris Kreider of the NHL's New York Rangers. Dr. Hotchkiss performed the surgery to remove a small bone fragment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
  3. David Altchek, MD, was honored with New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's lifetime achievement award. He is the hospital's co-chief emeritus of sports medicine and shoulder service. He has written more than 100 articles and served as North American medical director for the Association of Tennis Professionals and was a former team physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. He is a clinical orthopedic professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has previously received honors from the Association of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and New York City-based Columbia University.
  4. Alaska Orthopedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, has withdrawn from the special and general elections for the U.S. House. Dr. Gross placed third after the June 11 special primary election with 48 candidates and was set to advance to the ranked choice election in August with three other candidates.
  5. Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, earned the American Orthopaedic Association's Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics award and entered the society's Hall of Fame on June 15. The Distinguished Contributions award recognized him for his personal achievements and broad contribution to orthopedics. He is the first surgeon to earn induction into all of the following: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Inventors. He was also elected to the European Academy of Sciences in recognition of his work in regenerative engineering.
  6. Catherine Logan, MD, a surgeon with Denver-based Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, and two surgeons from The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., Tom Hackett, MD, and Matthew Provencher, MD, were added to digital health company Exer Labs' team of advisers. The trio will contribute to Exer's Physio mobile app for physical therapists and physicians.
  7. Taylor Mathis, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Tupelo, Miss.-based Specialty Orthopedic Group, recently completed the first Stryker InSpace subacromial balloon in the northern half of Mississippi.
  8. Augustus Mazzocca, MD, was appointed Boston-based Mass General Brigham's first medical director of sports medicine. Dr. Mazzocca will also serve as the director of the bioskills, biomechanics and cell biology laboratories within the orthopedic surgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital, also in Boston.

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