Dallas Medical Center's Richard Buch, MD, performed the first ever total humerus replacement in the United States using implantcast's MUTARS.
implantcast is very well-known in Europe, but has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for wide-spread use in the United States. Hence, each case must be approved by the FDA on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Buch focuses on orthopedic revisions and orthopedic oncology and is the only surgeon who has been approved to use any of the company's implants in the United States.
"This is a big day for Dallas Medical Center," said Raji Kumar, CEO of Dallas Medical Center. "We are lucky to have Dr. Buch on staff here as our Director of Orthopedics as someone who is willing to push the envelope to save someone's arm, who otherwise would have had no choice but to amputate."