WVU Medicine United Hospital Center (UHC) recently performed its first ankle replacement thanks to its new foot and ankle specialist, Carl T. Hasselman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon. The below image shows the outcome of Dr. Hasselman’s great work and the artificial implant.
X-ray showing the successful completion of UHC’s first ankle replacement. The artificial implant can be clearly seen in the image.
Dr. Hasselman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience before attending Duke University, where he received his medical degree. He then returned to Pittsburgh for post-graduate work, completing a general surgery internship, orthopaedic residency, and foot and ankle fellowship, all at the University of Pittsburgh.
He brings with him a wealth of experience, having much teaching experience in the field of orthopaedics, most recently serving as a clinical professor of anatomy at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa., and as a fellowship instructor for foot and ankle with the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Carl T. Hasselman, MD
Foot and Ankle Specialist
Dr. Hasselman is widely published in medical journals and books. He has also participated in several scientific presentations. He received a Bronze Star Medal and several Army Commendation Medals as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves. He served as chief of surgery in a combat support hospital in Afghanistan, as well as served in Mosul, Iraq, and Kosovo. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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