Patient Stories

Backed by the power of state-of-the-art robotic-assisted technology, the experienced orthopedic surgeons of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics and Robotic-Assisted Surgery can help you reclaim a pain-free and active lifestyle sooner than you thought possible. Read our patient stories.

Computer-navigated surgery more precisely positions hip

14 February 2021

Severe hip pain can leave a person feeling depressed and defeated. Challenges with walking and everyday activities – not to mention giving up a favorite sport or active lifestyle – can dramatically alter a person’s outlook on life. But a new technology is giving hip replacement patients hope and a new sense of determination to live out their best life with every step they take. Meet Adam Chopp, 30, a fitness fanatic from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Over the course of seven years, he had four separate arthroscopic surgeries to repair what doctors diagnosed as a labral tear, which he kept reinjuring. The pain eventually started to radiate into his lower back, becoming chronic in 2020.

Words of wisdom when faced with joint replacement surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

12 December 2020

Among the millions of Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are people living with severe knee or hip pain in need of a joint replacement. The shutdown of elective surgical cases throughout the country in early 2020 meant that 300,000 people have had their total joint replacement surgeries cancelled or delayed. One of them was Alan Detmers, Jr., a 54-year-old safety manager for a trucking company in rural north-central Illinois.

Advanced robotic-assisted technology enhances knee replacement recovery

12 December 2020

An advanced robotic-assisted device offers enhanced benefits to people needing a total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. The benefits include smaller incisions, decreased blood loss and a more rapid recovery. Susan Cusack, 75, an avid pickleball player from suburban Chicago is among the first patients to get her knee replaced with the assistance of this next generation of robotics.