NAVIO Robotics-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
The NAVIO system a CT-free platform used by our Knee Replacement Specialists
to perform robotics-assisted partial knee replacement. The system is designed
to optimize the accuracy of bone preparation, implant positioning, and
soft tissue balancing, where implant alignment is a crucial factor in
determining how long a partial knee implant will last.
Partial Knee Replacement with the NAVIO system
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.
In a NAVIO robotics-assisted procedure there is no special pre-operative
preparation or post-operative recovery protocol. The system does not perform
the procedure, rather it assists the surgeon by providing accuracy and
NAVIO robotics-assisted surgical technique.
These images illustrate the precise placement using the NAVIO system. Invidual
results can vary.
Partial Knee Replacement with Traditional Techniques
Using traditional surgical methods, cutting blocks are placed on the thigh
bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) to help direct a surgical saw in removing
the diseased bone and cartilage. This method has been considered technically
challenging, as accurately placing these blocks can be difficult. Recently,
advanced surgical techniques using robotic assistance have been developed
to provide a higher level of precision and consistency.
Three examples of poorly aligned traditional knee implants performed using
mechanical alignment guides. Invdividual results can vary.
Partial Knee Replacement, Compared To Total Knee Replacement, Offers
Improved patient satisfaction
– 19% of total knee patients do not have their expectations met
– 94% of partial knee patients have their expectations met
Less Post-operative Pain
Lower Risk of Complications
Improved Range of Motion. Partial knee replacement has been shown to result in a greater range of
motion over total knee replacement
Knee feels More Normal
Shorter Hospital Stay
Faster Recovery Time
Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
More Options in the Future. Partial knee replacement offers more options in the future, were osteoarthritis
can advance and future treatment may be needed
Most insurance plans cover partial knee replacement
Less removal of bone and cartilage
No removal of ligaments
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