Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital is offering a new advanced robotic machinery to perform total knee replacement surgeries.
Dr. Michael Amini, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon, says there are 22 centers across the country using robotic machinery to perform knee replacements.
Julia Arrellin is 55-year-old and struggled with knee pain for years.
"My knee felt like it was going to bend backward and it would swell up," said Arrellin. "By mid-day it was already swollen and all the pain you would hear was like if you were crunching on ice."
Dr. Amini performed total knee replacement on Arrellin yesterday with the help of the new machine.
He says this robotic knee replacement surgery is the same as the typical surgery, but more precise and accurate.
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