Dr. Kevin Pugh debuts smart knee implant at Kentucky hospital
Becker's Orthopedic Review
Kevin Pugh, MD, performed Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center’s first smart knee replacement, the hospital said Feb. 8.
He used Zimmer Biomet’s Persona IQ implant, which tracks patient metrics and recovery, according to a news release. The device measures input including range of motion, step count and walking speed.
* WARNING – The kinematic data from this device have not been demonstrated to have clinical benefit. It is not intended to be utilized for clinical decision-making, and no data has been evaluated by FDA regarding clinical benefits.