MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A Mumbai patient was on his feet one day after a physician performed knee replacement surgery on him using an iPod Touch.
Using a Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) implant, Dr. Arun Mullaji performed the first commercial non-experimental orthopedic surgery in Asia to use an iPod Touch with tiny instruments attached to itself.
The technology allows more precision in surgery and makes implants last longer and function better, MoneyControl.com reported.
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