Alaska surgeon 1st in state to offer 'Jiffy Knee' procedure


Brad Sparks, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Alaska Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic in Anchorage, has become the first surgeon in the state to offer the Jiffy Knee procedure for joint replacements.  

The procedure is designed to offer patients less pain and faster recovery times, using special instruments to avoid cutting muscles and tendons. 

Dr. Sparks has also added OrthAlign's Lantern system, a handheld device that provides surgeons intraoperative information in total knee replacements to deliver patient-specific care.

The device, which works like a smartphone, provides streamlined workflows to improve accuracy and reduce OR times without the investment, equipment or preoperative imaging required by many robotic systems, according to a Jan. 4 press release. 

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