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Why robotics are revolutionizing the knee replacement process

Posted at 1:20 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 15:20:14-05

Joshua M. Hickman, MD from Mountain Orthopedics. Dr. Hickman is the Director of Joint Replacement Lakeview Hospital and LDS Hospital. He explained how a robotic knee works and who it is best for.

Why a Robotic Knee: Traditional methods show inconsistent alignment - more failures and poor function in more patients than we would like. Robotic Total Knee improves the accuracy and consistency of knee replacement. Studies demonstrating the robotic knee eliminates outliers (poorly placed implants destined to fail). Dr. Hickman is the only surgeon in the Intermountain West who is evaluating and utilizing this new technology. To contact him go to or call (801) 383-1033.