Robots Make Long-Lasting Hip, Knee Replacement a Possibility For Young Patients

Total hip and knee replacements are not just for your grandparents anymore. Younger and younger people are getting them. Improvements in materials and designs of joint replacements, as well as the invention of surgical robots that help orthopedic surgeons precisely align them, mean the replacements can now last 20 years or more. Lenox Hill Hospital orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nakul Karkare explains why it’s often ideal to have both hips replaced simultaneously in young patients.

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