NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Surgery
Accurate and Precise Implant Placement
The NAVIO system is an advancement in the way orthopedic surgeons perform
partial knee replacement. Through an advanced computer program, the NAVIO
system collects precise information about your knee for the surgeon to
use and create a patient-specific surgical plan. Once the plan is determined,
the surgeon uses a robotics-assisted surgical tool (the NAVIO handpiece)
to accurately prepare the bone surface for implant placement. There is
no special pre-operative preparation or post-operative recovery protocol
with a NAVIO procedure. The NAVIO system does not perform the procedure,
rather it assists the surgeon by providing accuracy and precision, which
are crucial to the long term success of the surgery.
The NAVIO system received FDA clearance for partial knee replacement in
December 2012. More recently the system received FDA clearance for total
knee replacement. The total knee replacement application will be commercially
available in early 2017.
How NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Technology Works
The process starts by focusing on the patient and planning a procedure
with your anatomy in mind. Rather than a time and radiation-intensive
CT scan, the NAVIO system approach involves only a simply X-ray before
the surgeon uses advanced NAVIO system planning software to tailor the
surgery to your unique anatomy, align the implant and balance your knee.
Anatomical data collected during the procedure is used to generate a 3-dimensional
model of your knee, which the surgeon uses to precisely plan your procedure.
With NAVIO, proper implant placement and knee balance, crucial to a successful
surgery, are achieved virtually before any cut to the bone is made. When
your surgical plan is set, NAVIO’s robotic-assistance guides the
surgeon to accurately resurface the diseased bone for the implant.
The NAVIO System Provides:
Accurately placed implants
Customized implant planning
(One CT-scan is equivalent to radiation exposure seen in 48 chest radiographs)
What’s My Next Step?
Ask your surgeon:
Is my knee pain caused by osteoarthritis?
Is partial knee replacement right for me?
Am I a candidate for NAVIO robotic assistance?
How does my age, lifestyle, and overall health affect my treatment options?