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Man Receives 1st Total Wrist Replacement Decades In The Making

CBS New York’s Dr. Max Gomez reports on the first total wrist replacement surgery performed by Scott W. Wolfe, MD, chief emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at HSS, using the KinematX™ implant.

Mark Eisen was looking for an alternative option to a wrist fusion, and extensive research led him to Dr. Wolfe. He learned that Dr. Wolfe had been developing the first total wrist replacement that truly replicated and allowed the complex motions of the human wrist.

In April 2021, Eisen became the first patient to receive the KinematX™ wrist implant – the first that allows natural motion between the radius arm bone and the key one of the eight bones in the wrist, which will prevent the loosening that has plagued other artificial wrists.

The segment aired on CBS New York during the 5pm news hour on July 26, 2021, and can be viewed at Newyork.cbslocal.com.