Erlanger Orthopaedics installs 2 robots for joint replacements

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Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute has added Stryker's Mako robot and Smith+Nephew's Navio system to assist surgeons in hip and knee replacements, NBC affiliate WRCBTV reported Aug. 26.

Three things to know:

1. The robots will expand implant and surgical options for patients, said Mark G. Freeman, MD, orthopedic surgeon and medical director at Erlanger.

2. The systems are mainly used for joint replacements, but also play a role in spine, tumor surgery, sports medicine and fracture repair.

3. Six joint replacement specialists are trained to use the robots.

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