UAE hospital completes landmark robotic surgery

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A robot-assisted knee surgery has been carried out at a public hospital in the UAE for the very first time.

Doctors at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi successfully operated on a 61-year-old Emirati, who they say is recovering well.

Robotic surgery involves specialists controlling small surgical instruments attached to a robotic arm.

The process is still new in the region with the first one carried out at a private hospital in Dubai just last year.

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