Robot newest tool used in knee replacement surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital

Michael Cavalieri, 69, of Thomaston, plays racquetball after healing from total knee arthroplasty procedures on both knees conducted at Saint Mary’s Hospital using the NAVIO Surgical System robot. Contributed by Saint Mary’s Hospital

WATERBURY – The term “knee-replacement surgery” is somewhat of a misnomer, Dr. Michael Kaplan said. Kaplan, an orthopedic surgeon at Saint Mary’s Hospital, said the knee isn’t replaced in the procedure, but capped, much like a dentist would cap a tooth. The hospital recently invested in a robot that precisely maps the contours of the […]


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