Why robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery costs less?

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Did you know an estimated 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis? The St George Surgical Center is now performing specialized knee surgery with the assistance of robots.

Gregory J Hicken MD FAAOS (Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) joined Nicea DeGearing on ABC4 today to discuss the exciting option that is now available in Southern Utah – Robotic joint replacement.

Robotic joint replacement is now available in Southern Utah at the St George Surgical Center using the revolutionary Smith & Nephew Navio robotic system. The knee and hip joints available are the Verilast bearing surface technology featuring the lowest wear of any artificial joint surface, with a life expectancy of up to 30 years. Outpatient joint replacement is the wave of the future and reduces overall costs and infection risks for the appropriate candidates.

The robotic system works in conjunction with the surgeon’s hands to achieve precise positioning of the knee implant. Using the Navio robotic-assisted handpiece enables your Navio-certified, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon to plan the surgery accurately intraoperatively, position the implants, and reduce the risk of errors during the procedure while decreasing the length of time it takes for you to recover and return to your formerly active lifestyle …

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