Dr. Bradley Performs First Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Surgery Using the FX V135™ Implant in the U.S.


Ortho Rhode Island surgeon Michael P. Bradley, MD, MBA, MS completed a reverse shoulder arthroplasty, more commonly known as a reverse shoulder replacement, using the FX V135™ implant, at South County Hospital. The surgery took place in late July and was the first surgery to employ this technology in the United States. The landmark procedure was performed at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, a partnership between Ortho Rhode Island and South County Health. The surgery is part of Ortho Rhode Island’s mission to pioneer orthopedic treatments that make care more patient-centered.

“Procedures that preserve bone are becoming a high priority to patients. That’s why I believe the FX V135™ implant is a good option to consider for anyone in need of reverse shoulder replacement,” Dr. Bradley said.

The new FX V135™ shoulder system includes a mini stem humeral component that can be configured for both anatomical and reverse shoulder replacements and offers humeral head components with variable head heights to allow surgeons more flexibility to best match the patients’ anatomy in the anatomic configuration.

In addition to performing a milestone surgery with the FX V135™, Dr. Bradley is a member of the device’s design team. He worked closely with FX Solutions, a global leader in shoulder arthroplasty, to help create an implant that would meet patients’ needs. “The FX V135™ was designed to allow surgeons to tailor our system to the patient—rather than the patient to our system,” said Baptiste Martin, CEO of FX Solutions.

As President and CEO of Ortho Rhode Island, Dr. Bradley is excited about the way orthopedic innovations like the FX V135™ are improving the patient experience. “Ortho Rhode Island’s role in introducing this technology to the U.S. is another example of our commitment to state-of-the-art care that puts patients first. We are proud to lead the way in bringing innovation to orthopedics,” Dr. Bradley said.

For patients who are medically eligible, shoulder replacements—along with knee and hip replacements—are among the variety of procedures that can be done on an outpatient basis at the Ortho RI Surgery Center in Warwick, Rhode Island. Complex inpatient joint replacement cases are performed by Ortho Rhode Island surgeons in a hospital setting.

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Ortho Rhode Island is an independent orthopedic practice with offices serving communities throughout Rhode Island. Their world-class doctors provide an unconditional commitment to patient satisfaction, evidence-based quality, cost-effective services, education, and innovative technology to support patients’ needs. The Ortho RI Surgery Center is an outpatient facility located at 300 Crossings Blvd in Warwick, RI.

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