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Tinley Park Woman Cruising on Stairs Pain-Free Thanks to Innovative Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery at Silver Cross

Delphine Pankonin loves to spend time with her granddaughter, however, severe pain in her knee limited her mobility. She's had minor arthritis in her knees for a while, but it started to affect her everyday life; including walking up and down the stairs in her own home.

In April, Pankonin, 71, scheduled a visit with Dr. Andrew Ehmke, surgeon with the Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, and an X-ray revealed the source of her pain was deteriorated cartilage in her knee joint. Pankonin, who lives in Tinley Park, was able to get a steroid injection, but that treatment only lasted a few weeks. "I told him to schedule me for knee surgery and I'm coming!"

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