California hospital receives $1M donation for orthopedic robotics center: 3 details

Practice Management

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.

Three details:

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.

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