A robot healed this 9/11 hero

Bill Butler of the FDNY barely escaped on September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. After being trapped in the rubble for hours, Butler found himself in pain most of the time, reports Michael Kaplan in the NY Post.

Butler endured continual pain in his hip for years. Now he is pain-free, thanks to a robot.

Dr. Nakul Karkare, an orthopedic surgeon and joint-replacement specialist, treated Butler with a robotic arm called Mako which allows customization of the joint and longer lasting replacements.

“It is much more accurate than a human can be,” says Karkare.

Butler is now an FDNY captain with the Marine Division.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community, Health Issues. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Brick paver fundraiser to build a fountain at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Garden

      February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Remember those who have died of COVID-19

      March 4 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Sign up to read names at FDNY 343 Memorial Club September 11th Memorial Ceremony, Summerfield, FL

      March 17 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Fight Sarcoidosis with Virtual Steps for Sarc

      April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Arlington Historical Society 9/11 Essay Contest for Grades 8-12

      April 8 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm