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Robotic technology enables ultraprecise, customized knee replacement procedure

Robotic-assisted knee replacement is gaining in popularity, with distinct advantages for patients, according to HSS hip and knee surgeon Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD. “Joint replacement is highly successful in relieving arthritis pain and improving quality of life, and the robotic system allows us to really customize the procedure for each patient." Dr. Westrich added that robotic-assisted surgery enables optimal alignment and positioning of the knee implant, along with optimal ligament balancing, and this could potentially lead to a longer-lasting knee replacement.

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