Congratulations to Dr. John Capo, a JCMC orthopedic surgeon who was featured
in several editions of this week’s Hudson Reporter Newspapers. Dr.
Capo performed a total wrist replacement on a former Marine who decided
to correct an injury sustained in the military and the osteoarthritis
which followed. Only in the past few years has the technology and the
procedure design itself improved to the point where a Total Wrist Replacement
is not only a viable option for many patients with arthritis, but it can
be performed to reverse fusion surgery. Relatively few surgeons still
feel comfortable performing the procedure. In a five hour surgery, Dr.
Capo replaced the degenerated parts of the patient’s wrist bones
with metal and polyethylene (a high density medical grade plastic) components at JCMC.
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