Health Check: Robotic total knee replacements


A South County Hospital physician is the first in the world certified to do total knee replacements using a robot.

Sixty-five total knee replacements have been done since June using this advanced technology at that hospital.

Shoshana Feinstein, a former opera diva and rock singer, had been singing the blues because of a bad right knee for about 10 years.

"Unbearable pain, and I have a high tolerance to pain," said Feinstein.

Earlier this year, she got into a car accident and blew out her other knee.

"It took me two minutes to walk down the stairs and I've got two horses I have to feed them every morning," she said.

She went to see Dr. Bob Marchand, who imaged both of her knees.

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