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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Joint Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Jorge O. Galante, MD died in his home on Sanibel Island in Florida on February 9, 2017. Dr. Galante was a founding member of AAHKS – joining when the association started in 1991. According to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Galante revolutionized the field by developing a porous metal fiber coating for prosthetic devises to allow natural bone growth to fix the device in the patient’s bone. The Miller-Galante Knee and the Harris-Galante Hip implant system were his legacy. A trainee of Sir John Charnley, Dr. Galante was also the first chairman of orthopaedic surgery at what is now known as Rush University Medical CenterFull story.

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