Los Angeles-based Southern California Orthopedic Institute surgeon Jaime Hernandez, MD, recently performed what's believed to be the first CORI robotic-assisted total knee replacement in an ASC, The Signal reports.
What you should know:
1. Dr. Hernandez began using surgical robots about a year ago.
2. He used the Smith+Nephew CORI robot in this total knee replacement. The robot assists the surgeon during the procedure to ensure accurate implant placement.
3. This was the first instance the CORI robot was used in an ASC.
4. Dr. Hernandez believes robotic-assisted joint replacements will be commonplace in the future.