XZRS/XZBN: Dr Bob Christensen – How a Renowned Surgeon Confronted a Government Bully
How a Renowned Surgeon Confronted a Government Bully – Dr. Christensen is a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon who developed the first successful implants for the reconstruction and replacement of the human temporomandibular joint. These devices had been implanted in patients during the period, before and after, the Medical Device Act of May 28, 1976, was established. The implants as Total and Partial temporomandibular joint implants were implanted with great success over the next 50 years since their innovation. Dr. Christensen is known as the pioneer in this type of surgery for degenerative joint disease, traumatically or congenitally missing portions of the associated bony anatomy and for certain tumor surgeries where resection of the actual TMJ may be required. The story to be told in this book is about the rigorous path his small medical device company was forced to undertake after being considered a “grandfathered medical device’ with some 40 years of successful medical history. It is a story of persecution, abuse, conflicts of interest, corruption and distortion causing a serious financial burden for his small company.