Bud Dangler, 77, has a two-week post-operation checkup with  Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. after having partial knee replacement surgery using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Physicians Regional Medical Center at Pine Ridge purchased the technology in October at the request of Buechel, a Naples orthopedic surgeon who is certified to use the robotic system. Lexey Swall/Staff

Bud Dangler, 77, has a two-week post-operation checkup with Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. after having partial knee replacement surgery using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Physicians Regional Medical Center at Pine Ridge purchased the technology in October at the request of Buechel, a Naples orthopedic surgeon who is certified to use the robotic system. Lexey Swall/Staff

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