6 orthopedic firsts in the last 30 days


From ankle replacements to knee implants, here are six orthopedic firsts Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 

1. Joseph Polio, MD, performed the first ankle replacement surgery in the Owensboro, Ky., region. 

2. C. Kris Hansby, MD, performed Arkansas' first smart knee replacement. 

3. Moximed raised $40 million to develop the first knee shock absorber. 

4. Phillip Patterson, MD, performed the first robotic total knee replacement in the Salem, Va. region.

5. Yair Kissin, MD, performed New Jersey's first smart knee implant. 

6. James Watt, MD, enrolled the first patient in a U.S. ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release study.

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