March 18th, 2004, 16:58 PM
San Diego Man Gets First-Ever Electronic Knee
SAN DIEGO -- Jerry Ward, 80, is stepping into a brave new world.
Two weeks ago, surgeons at Scripps Clinic in San Diego implanted an electronic knee into his failing left knee.
"The disease within the knee was making it so he couldn't be active. He couldn't do the things he wanted to do in life," orthopedic surgeon Dr. Clifford Colwell said.
"Fifteen years ago, I reached the end of the rope and I had to give up running, tennis, skiing. I had to give up all those fun things one likes to do," Ward said.
Coldwell and his research team designed an electronic knee. It's made from the same device as a normal replacement; however, it can tell doctors what is going on inside the knee.
March 18th, 2004, 18:18 PM
Nobody knows I'm a dog.
March 18th, 2004, 18:45 PM
Nope its firewire the doc just said rub some bengay on it