>>Holy Cross Hospital Acquires Enhanced Robotic Arm Technology -- RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System
For Leonard Fields, 78, of Lighthouse Point, the new technology is a blessing. Dr. Roche removed 2/3 of Fields' knee - a portion of the medial (inside) and the patellofemoral (top) of the left knee.
"I'm doing fine," said Fields, who came home after 4 days in the hospital and looks forward to resuming his golf game. "I got out of the car and had to come up 17 steps. I used the cane on the first two; then I walked right up those steps. The doctor said he could not believe it. Within a week, I was bending the knee more than 90 degrees."