UCSF surgeons perform groundbreaking elbow transplant

1303868_630x354A Texas father is recovering in San Francisco Thursday night after a groundbreaking surgery. Doctors at the University of California San Francisco transplanted a joint from one part of his body to another, so he can use his arm again.

For Reggie Cook, just doing simple things is a struggle. A car accident seven years ago shattered the elbow in his right arm, and destroyed the function in his left. But after years of limited movement, Cook approached his doctor in El Paso with an idea.

“What if we take this bone from this elbow and use it in this elbow,” Cook said.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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