Dr. Phillip Patterson performs region's first robotic total knee replacement

Marcus Robertson -  

Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Medical Center's orthopedic surgeon Phillip Patterson, MD, performed the region's first robotic total knee replacement, The Roanoke Star reported Aug. 12.

LewisGale said it is the first in the Roanoke Valley to offer robotic technology for partial knee, total hip and total knee replacements, the report said. The hospital is using the Mako robotic arm system.

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