REDDING, CA; (May 16, 2016) Shasta Regional Medical Center is the first
hospital in the North State to implement Robotic Orthopedic Surgery with
Navio Surgical System for Partial Knee Replacement Surgery. The addition
of the Navio orthopedic surgical system will help orthopedic surgeons,
Dr. Richard Cross, Dr. John Lange and Dr. Paul Schwartz perform precise
and accurate partial knee replacement surgeries that offer patients one
of the most advanced surgical technologies in the North State.
Navio technology for partial knee replacements utilizes a navigation platform
to assist the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans and
allows the surgeon to prepare the bone with the precision of robotics
in a hand-held, freehand sculpting technique leading to improved patient outcomes.
“Using the Navio system allows me to visualize my patient’s
x-ray before I even begin to remove bone,” said orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Richard Cross. “Robotic-controlled smart instrumentation like
the Navio allows us to very precisely resurface our patient’s knees
for partial knee replacements.
With no pre-operative CT-scan required, the Navio system integrates easily
into existing knee-replacement workflows. This allows the patient to receive
the benefits of robotic-guidance without additional time spent for pre-operative
procedures. Instead, the surgeon registers the patient during the procedure
using kinematic reconstruction and anatomic landmarks. This information
assists the surgeon in planning the implant location and balancing the
knee’s ligaments for a more natural feeling knee.
The Navio robotic-controlled hand-piece is tracked in real-time in relation
to the intended resurfacing plan and is computer controlled to remove
only the bone required to place the implant. “Potential benefits
to the patient are numerous,” said Dr Schwartz. “By making
partial knee replacements a more accessible option through enabling very
precise and predictable results, the patient has available a surgical
procedure that is generally associated with smaller incisions, less scaring,
a shorter hospital stay or an outpatient procedure in some cases, and
quicker recovery when compared with the total knee replacement alternative.”
Navio is developing the next generation of “smart” surgical
instruments for use initially in orthopedic procedures and then for other
surgical specialties including neurosurgery, spinal and otolaryngology
(“ENT”). The Navio System provides the surgeon with a layer
of safety and enhanced accuracy while performing bone shaping tasks through
minimally invasive incisions.
To learn more about Navio Surgical System for Partial Knee Replacement
Surgery, visit Shastaregional.com.