Have you or someone you know been told you need a knee replacement, but you just can’t go through with it? You’re thinking, I’m too young and these things only last 10 or 15 years, and I don’t want to go through that kind of major surgery twice.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to get a good handle on why Clarence Dietrich is so happy to share his story.
Using a 3D model of the knee taken by a CT scan, the doctor guides the robot arm. The diseased portion of the knee is “resurfaced,” sparing as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible.