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September 27, 2021

JORDAN VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER IS THE FIRST HOSPITAL IN UTAH TO OFFER ROBOTICS-ASSISTED SURGERY USING THE CORITM SURGICAL SYSTEM, ADVANCING HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

 

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JORDAN VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER IS THE FIRST HOSPITAL IN UTAH TO OFFER ROBOTICS-ASSISTED SURGERY USING THE CORITM SURGICAL SYSTEM, ADVANCING HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

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[West Jordan, UT, September 23, 2021] – The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase a staggering 189 percent between now and 2030 in the United States. In preparation for this dramatic increase, Jordan Valley Medical Center recently expanded its comprehensive orthopedic program to include robotics-assisted knee surgery. Orthopedic Surgeon Kevin Sagers, D.O. recently performed Jordan Valley’s very first robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORI™ Surgical System. This unique system, developed by Smith+Nephew, uses handheld robotics-assisted technology designed to help orthopedic surgeons plan and perform total and partial knee replacement procedures.

“I am very excited to be pioneering this new technology at Jordan Valley and Jordan Valley West Campuses.  It allows us to more accurately and precisely place our total hip and knee implants in a patient-specific manner, which in turn has shown to decrease recovery time and increase a patient’s ability to get back to the activities they have missed due to their arthritic pain,” states Dr. Sagers. “While robotic-assisted surgery is no longer necessarily “new,” the introduction of the CORITM Surgical System allows our patients access to the latest upgrades and advancements in the technology.”

According to Dr. Sagers, the CORITM Surgical System does not require the preoperative CT that other platforms use, decreasing cost and radiation to the patient. Additionally, this platform allows the surgeon to create a unique surgical plan using 3D digital modeling to develop a plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. This means the surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery. Using these technologies, patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments. This helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.

“Jordan Valley Medical Center and Jordan Valley Medical Center, West Valley are offering robotics-assisted surgery based on the overall potential benefits to our patients. Our community hospitals continue to offer high tech, cutting edge healthcare to the patients we serve,” said Jon Butterfield, President at Jordan Valley Medical Center.

Robotics-assisted hip and knee replacements using the CORITM Surgical System can be performed by Dr. Kevin Sagers, orthopedic surgeon. Those who would like more information about robotics-assisted hip and knee replacement surgery may visit https://www.jordanvalleymc.org/services-directory/orthopedics.

About Jordan Valley Medical Center

Jordan Valley Medical Center is a 171 bed, Steward Family Hospital that has been serving the West Jordan community for over 30 years. Our community hospital has a full range of comprehensive services including emergency care, orthopedics, cardiac care, weight-loss surgery, physical rehabilitation, women’s services, wound care, and cancer services. Jordan Valley Medical Center is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society with Distinction for Hyperbaric Wound Care, accredited by the MBSAQIP® as a Comprehensive Center in bariatric surgery with Blue Distinction by the BlueCross BlueShield and is a Certified Stroke Treatment Center. In addition, Jordan Valley Medical Center has the only Level III NICU and Cancer Treatment Center on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley and maintains a Level III Trauma Center. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Jordan Valley Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment. For more information, please visit jordanvalleymc.org or call 801-561-8888.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care’s physician-led business model was built to unlock access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, committed to providing personalized, ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Founded in 2010, Steward Health Care is the largest physician-led health care network with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals caring for 12.3 million patients a year through its global network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health services.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 44 hospitals around the world, including 39 across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah, as well as five internationally within Malta and Colombia.

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