Is Living With Knee Pain Really Living?

If you're one of the estimated 30 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis1, discover how knee replacement using NAVIO robotic assistance may help you return to the activities you love.

How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For Robotics-Assisted Knee Replacement Using The NAVIO System?

Although each patient must consult with a physician individually, typical knee replacement candidates share the following characteristics:

  • Knee pain in the knee during activities
  • Knee pain is limiting activities on more days than not
  • Initial knee pain or stiffness caused by activities from a seated position
  • No longer finding relief from non-surgical treatment options

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

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Ian S. Kovach, M.D., Ph.D.

M.D. degree and year:
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992

Ph.D. and year:
Physics: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, 1992

Residency and year:
Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1992-1997

Fellowship and year:
Orthopaedics: Hip and knee replacement, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997-1998

Board certification:
Diplomate: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Memberships:

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Harvard Alumni Association
  • Kansas Orthopaedic Society
  • Kansas Medical Society

Special practice interests:
Total joint replacement including revisions and complex primaries, musculoskeletal trauma, arthroscopic surgery

Publications:
Numerous peer review publications related to structure and disease states of cartilage.

Alexander B. Neel, M.D

Professional degree and year:
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, 1982

Residency and year:
Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery Residency - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1983-1985

Fellowship and year:
Sports Medicine: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia with Timothy Keenan, M.D., 1990
Spine Surgery: Woodridge Orthopaedic Clinic, Wheat Ridge, CO, 1992

Board certification:
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Diplomat: National Board of Medical Examiners

Memberships:

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • Colorado Medical Society

Special practice interests:
Special expertise in problems of the knee and shoulder from athletic injuries to arthritis, performing arthroscopic surgeries to joint replacements.

Publications:
Numerous peer review publications related to structure and disease states of cartilage


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arthritis-Related Statistics, Prevalence of Specific Types of Arthritis, http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm, accessed 8/10/16

All information provided on this website is for information purposes only. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation. If you are seeking this information in an emergency situation, please call 911 and seek emergency help.

All materials copyright © 2019 Smith & Nephew, All Rights Reserved.