Adena Health System 1On June 12, 2013, Dr.Brian Cohen becamethe first surgeon in theU.S. to implant theArthrex ReverseUniverse device into apatient. The implantwas approved by theU.S. Food and DrugAdministration on May31, 2013.
Adena Health System 2Adena Health Systemhosted alive, internationalsimulcast of theprocedure to Germanyand sites across theUnited States.
Adena Health System 3Reverse shoulderimplant surgery isintended to replace theball and socket of therotator cuff, giving thepatient better range ofmotion
Adena Health System 4The patient suffered a tornrotator cuff injury severalyears ago and had anextensive course oftraditional treatments forpain and mobility. Overtime, the tear evolved tothe point it had becomedebilitating and impactedhis quality of life. Reverseshoulder implant surgeryis often necessary when apatient suffers a rotatorcuff injury or jointdegeneration.
Adena Health System 5Following reverseshoulder implantsurgery, the part of thehuman shoulder whichonce held the socketnow holds the ball andvice versa.
Adena Health System 6By reversing thecomponents of theshoulder, the patient’smobility is greatlyimproved and mostoften leads to a betterquality of life aftersurgery.
Adena Health System 7Dr. Cohen also teachessurgical orthopaedictechniques to otherphysicians. Inaddition, he contributedto the actual design ofthe new implant.
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