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New High-Tech Knee Brace Could Help Millions

Roam's Ascend High-Tech Knee Brace
Roam's Ascend High-Tech Knee Brace

A California robotics company has developed a high-tech knee brace that could help millions of people in this country with osteoarthritis of the knee. That’s what happens when the protective tissue at the ends of bones wears down. It can be quite painful. The device will be covered by Medicare and is expected to reach patients later this year.

WBGO's Jon Kalish has the story of Roam's Ascend knee brace.

Jon Kalish
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