New technology puts hospital on cutting edge of hip, joint placements

HIGH TECH—Dr. Gregory H. Tchejeyan explains the Mako robot, which uses a robotic arm and CT scan-based software to help surgeons at Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital in joint-replacement surgeries. Courtesy photo

Author and sports TV personality John Brenkus’ physically active lifestyle had caused much of the cartilage and some of the bone in his knee to wear away. The pain got so bad, it made it difficult to walk, let alone run, swim or cycle.

Desperate for relief, the 47-year-old amateur t...

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