Dr. Kevin Pugh debuts smart knee implant at Kentucky hospital


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.

Earlier in February, Jennie Stuart Health in Hopkinsville, Ky. added the technology.

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