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Dr. Randall Peyton Featured in AAOS Now Article

Dr. Randall Peyton, Arthritis & Sports’ total joint replacement specialist, recently sat down with fellow orthopaedic surgeons to discuss the merits of robotic surgery in conventional knee replacement procedures.

The article, titled “Point-Counterpoint: Robotic versus Conventional Total Knee Replacements”, highlights the recent popularity of robotic-assisted procedures across the healthcare field. Although it has gained acceptance by many surgeons, this article asks the important question: is this an advancement for patients with knee osteoarthritis, or just another tool in the surgeon’s bag?

Among others, the author posits questions regarding the differences in patient cost and satisfaction, as well as potential downsides, to using robotic assistance. Dr. Peyton comments:

“At the end of the day, choosing robotic assistance is like many options in our field; it is the surgeon’s option to pick what works best for his or her patient. There is no one-size-fits-all choice. Many residents will be trained in computer-assisted surgery and will be more comfortable with that option as they enter practice. Currently, there are no studies clearly demonstrating the superiority of one technique over the other, but, like many topics in orthopaedics, that fact may be subject to change in the future.”


Dr. Randall S. Peyton has been practicing orthopaedics in the Northern Virginia area since 1995. Dedicated to delivering quality care, Dr. Peyton is President and CEO of Arthritis & Sports, which he founded in January 1998. Dr. Peyton is an orthopaedic total joint surgeon, focused on the treatment of arthritis, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal problems of the hip, knee, and shoulder.

A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Peyton’s medical career began at the Medical College of Virginia where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then served his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he later acted as Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction and total joint replacement surgery at the prestigious Rothman Institute of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Peyton has performed thousands of knee and hip replacements.

In addition to his work at Arthritis & Sports, Dr. Peyton is proud to support the continued training of other orthopaedic surgeons, as well as the training of future orthopaedic surgeons. In 2016, Dr. Peyton created Arthritis & Sports’ first fellowship program, which focuses on adult hip and knee reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Peyton is regularly featured as a guest speaker at surgeon education courses throughout the country. These courses address relevant concepts and techniques for hip replacement, total knee replacement, and ACL repair surgeries that comprise the foundation for the development of new and more complex surgical skills. These courses are regularly attended by surgeons from around the world. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Peyton has presented on anterior hip replacements during numerous courses, including Beginner, Advanced, Master's, and Revision Courses in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami.


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