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Northwest Arkansas’ First Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty in an ASC Performed by C. Kris Hanby, M.D., of Ozark Orthopaedics


Ozark Orthopaedics surgeon C. Kris Hanby, M.D., has performed the first robot-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Northwest Arkansas ASC with the Zimmer Biomet ROSA® Knee System. 

The procedure was performed Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Precision Surgical Center of Northwest Arkansas.

“I’m excited about our ability to perform this procedure in an ASC setting. We’re the first to do it in Northwest Arkansas,” stated C. Kris Hanby, M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and joint reconstruction specialist at Ozark Orthopaedics. “For many patients, ASCs offer an efficient and affordable outpatient experience with the same state-of-the-art technology and safety standards as a typical hospital setting.”

The surgery is now offered in the ASC by all of Ozark Orthopaedics’ joint replacement specialists. Dr. Jonathan D. Creech of Ozark Orthopaedics performed the surgery Thursday, Jan. 26, and Dr. Matthew J. Coker will perform the surgery in the coming weeks.

This procedure may be appropriate for anyone suffering from severe knee pain or stiffness resulting from noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis and for whom conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements, have not provided relief.

Image 1: Dr. Hanby and His Team

Source: Ozark Orthopaedics

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