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Dr. Brian Blackwood Performs First Mako SmartRobotics™ Outpatient Joint Replacement at Boulder Surgery Center

Dr. Brian Blackwood, fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, performed Colorado’s first Mako SmartRobotics outpatient joint replacement in an ambulatory surgery setting on Monday, Jan. 27. The surgery was performed at Boulder Surgery Center, the only surgery center in Colorado offering Mako SmartRobotics joint replacements. Patients in need of advanced joint care or surgical consultation are encouraged to call 303.449.2730 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Blackwood at the practice’s office in Boulder, located at 4740 Pearl Parkway, Suite 200.

Dr. Blackwood underwent additional training on Mako SmartRobotics. This state-of-the-art system is designed to provide the patient with a natural-feeling new joint. It uses a real-time operative guidance system and preoperative plans that are completely customized to each patient’s unique anatomy. The minimally invasive surgery and advanced technology allow Dr. Blackwood to provide reduced pain, restored mobility and a quick return to normal activities for patients suffering from joint pain.

“I am excited to utilize this incredible system and offer this high-tech option to our local and regional patients at our surgery center,” says Dr. Blackwood. “Robotic-arm assistance allows me to perform the surgery with less invasive techniques. It also aids in both perfect implant placement and soft-tissue balancing, leading to increased patient satisfaction, better function and improved longevity of the results.”

Dr. Blackwood received his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at The University of New Mexico. His fellowship training was at the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, where he was asked to stay on as a partner. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Including his time in California at the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, Dr. Blackwood has performed over 2,000 joint replacement procedures.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Blackwood, please call 303.449.2730 or schedule an appointment online.