Dr. Brian Blackwood hits 3,000th robot-assisted joint replacement

Robotics

Brian Blackwood, MD, completed his 3,000th joint replacement using Stryker's Mako robotic arm.

Dr. Blackwood, of BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, completed Colorado's first Mako surgery in January 2020, according to an Oct. 26 news release shared with Becker's. The 3,000th case was performed Sept. 13.

The milestone makes Dr. Blackwood the most experienced surgeon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region using Mako. He's also among the top 0.5 percent nationwide for Mako joint replacement surgeons, according to the release.

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