Why robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery costs less? – IAM Network

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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.