A Bear of a Patient

A “Bear” of a Patient

AAOS fellows treat 600-lb polar bear for femur fracture – February 2007


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On February 7, 2007, Dr. Dew was part of a surgical team assembled by the Memphis Zoo to repair a fractured femur on a polar bear.

“It was the best surgery that we could possibly have hoped for,” said Memphis Zoo President and CEO Chuck Brady in a press release issued after the surgery. “The bone in her leg is healing, and she is resting well.”

– By Jennie McKee

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