The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation awarded $1 million to Santa Monica, Calif.-based Providence Saint John's Health Center to build a center for robotic joint replacement, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal.
1. Andrew Yun, MD, medical director of joint replacement services at Saint John's Health Center, used robotic technology to perform joint replacement surgery on Edythe Broad.
2. Dr. Yun uses a combination of a Mako robotic-assisted surgery arm and personal computer modeling to perform knee and hip replacements tailored to the individual patient's anatomy.
3. Providence Saint John's currently has three Mako robots.