First in Iowa

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) is marking a milestone this month by being the first medical facility in Iowa to offer total knee replacement surgery using NAVIO robotics-assisted technology. The pioneering approach just received final clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.

KHC began performing partial knee replacements using the NAVIO system in January, and it has been widely accepted by patients.

With both the partial and total knee replacement, the NAVIO system is designed to deliver consistent and accurate results through the utilization of a robotics-assisted hand piece, 3D surgical planning software, and special cutting guides, all of which enable better patient outcomes.

The system enables precise implant positioning and a customized solution for each patient. And, unlike other robotics-assisted platforms, the NAVIO system does not require a preoperative CT scan.

Free educational seminar

This milestone marks the first time orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Peterson will have access to the robotics-assisted technology when implanting the total knee system. He has already started to discuss this option with patients and will address the value of this breakthrough technology for joint replacement procedures at his upcoming seminar, June 21, in Indianola.

Register online for the seminar or call KHC Marketing Director Dena Gray-Fisher at (641) 842-1485 to enroll.

Advanced technologies and innovative approaches

KHC’s specialized orthopedics team delivers superior care – from diagnosis and treatment to recovery. Their philosophy is to provide exceptional customer service, along with individualized, patient-centered care from pre-surgical education to post-operative physical rehabilitation with the goal of achieving excellent patient outcomes.

Care without compromise

The orthopedic surgeons at KHC are recognized throughout the region for their advanced, innovative orthopedic expertise. KHC delivers a wide range of specialized orthopedic surgical procedures – hand surgery, joint replacement, arthroscopic surgical repair, and foot and ankle surgeries, and more.

The orthopedic team prides itself on offering a multi-faceted approach, including the latest diagnostic imaging, nonsurgical and surgical approaches, pre-operative education for patients and family, and access to outstanding physical therapy rehabilitation services.

The comprehensive care at KHC is designed to facilitate a faster recovery and return to daily activities.

Superior quality

Orthopedic patients receive care at KHC’s recently renovated and expanded facility in Knoxville, which offers: state-of-the-art surgical suites; enhanced pre/post-surgical recovery rooms for greater comfort; modernized patient and family friendly hospital rooms; and a new physical rehabilitation facility for pre-surgical exercise and post-surgery recovery.

Outstanding patient experience

KHC is a repeated recipient of outstanding patient experience ratings. According to the January 2017 Press Ganey survey, 98.6% of patients would recommend the Knoxville Clinic to family and friends.

The entire orthopedic team works collaboratively to ensure each patient has a positive experience at KHC.

To learn more about knee pain relief options, including partial and total knee replacement, visit  Watch the videos to listen to patients who have undergone the procedures.



The information on this blog is provided for general information purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, care, treatment or evaluation; nor should it be used in diagnosing a health condition. You are encouraged to consult your health care provider if you or a family member has or suspect you have a medical problem. 

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