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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

About The NAVIO Surgical System


HOW TRADITIONAL TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT METHODS WORK

Using traditional surgical methods, cutting blocks or guides are placed on the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) to help direct a surgical saw in removing the diseased bone and cartilage. This method has been considered technically challenging, as accurately placing these blocks can be difficult. In recent years, advanced surgical techniques using robotic assistance have been developed to provide a higher level of accuracy and precision.

NAVIO ROBOTIC ASSISTANCE PROVIDES ACCURACY AND PRECISION

The NAVIO system is an advancement in the way our orthopedic surgeons perform knee replacement. The system works in conjunction with our surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve the precise positioning of the knee implant based on each patient’s unique anatomy.

This added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and potential longevity of the knee implant. Through an advanced computer program, the NAVIO system provides robotic assistance that relays precise information about your knee to a robotics-assisted handpiece used by our surgeons during the procedure. By collecting patient-specific data, boundaries are established for the handpiece so we can remove the damaged surfaces of your knee, balance your joint, and position the implant with greater precision.

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION

Designed to enforce bone resurfacing within surgeon defined plan

COMPUTER ASSISTANCE

Designed to ensure consistent and accurate results

ROBOTICS-ASSISTED HANDPIECE

Designed to enable access through smaller incisions