Dr. Brian Blackwood Completes 3,000th Joint Replacement Using Robotics

Fellowship-trained hip and knee replacement surgeon C. Brian Blackwood, M.D., recently completed his 3,000th joint replacement using Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. The surgery was performed on Sept. 13. One of the nation’s leading Mako joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Blackwood is available to see patients at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine in Boulder at 4740 Pearl Parkway, Suite 200. Patients in need of advanced hip and knee care are encouraged to call 303-449-2730 for an appointment.  
In January 2020, Dr. Blackwood performed Colorado’s first Mako robotic joint replacement in an outpatient setting. With over a decade performing robotic-assisted joint replacements, Dr. Blackwood is the most experienced Mako robotic joint replacement surgeon in not only Colorado, but for the entire Rocky Mountain region. Additionally, Dr. Blackwood is in the top .5% nationwide for Mako joint replacement surgeons. 

“It is extremely humbling to be able to help so many people with the assistance of this technology,” said Dr. Blackwood, “and I am eager to keep providing area residents a great option to put joint pain behind them and stay healthy and active well into the future.”

The state-of-the-art Mako system is designed to provide each patient with a natural-feeling new joint. Using real-time operative guidance system and preoperative plans customized to each patient’s unique anatomy, the advanced technology enhances minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Blackwood uses his training combined with the system to provide reduced pain, restored mobility and a quick return to normal activities for patients suffering from joint pain.

Dr. Blackwood received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His fellowship training was at the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, where he stayed on as partner prior to moving to Boulder a decade ago. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Blackwood, please call 303-449-2730.