Total or Partial Knee Replacement
Which procedure is right for you?
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacement is indicated for patients suffering from knee
pain caused by osteoarthritis limited to a single compartment of the knee.
The procedure preserves healthy bone and ligaments while replacing the
damaged area of the knee. Partial knee patients, compared to total knee
patients, have been shown to have a more normal feeling knee and higher
patient satisfaction. The NAVIO™ Surgical System uses robotics-assisted
technology to help tailor the partial knee replacement procedure to the
unique shape and motion of your knee.
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Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is more common. More than 600,000 total knee replacement
procedures are performed each year in the U.S. and more than 90% of these
patients experience a dramatic relief in knee pain and are better able
to perform common activities. The NAVIO™ Surgical System delivers
robotics-assisted tools designed to help tailor your knee replacement
surgery to the unique shape and motion of your knee.
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Another benefit of NAVIO™ – Robotic Knee Surgery without Radiation
Other robotic knee replacement systems use computerized tomography, or
CT, scans to help a surgeon visualize a patient's knee anatomy. While
CT scans are effective at showing the layers of knee anatomy, they can
expose the patient to potentially harmful radiation. In fact, a single
CT scan is equivalent to the radiation exposure received in 48 chest X-rays.
The NAVIO™ system eliminates the need for CT scans by using an advanced
computer program (similar to GPS navigation on your phone) to collect
anatomic and alignment information about your knee. Once captured, this
information is used to build a precise, computer-rendered 3D model of
your knee that your surgeon will use to plan your surgery.
Please note: individual results may vary. There are risks associated with
any surgical procedure including NAVIO™-enabled Knee Replacement.
NAVIO is not for everyone. Children, pregnant women, patients who have
mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee
joint, morbidly obese patients, or any other patients contraindicated
for UKR, PFA, or TKA should not undergo a NAVIO™ procedure. Consult
your physician for details to determine if NAVIO™ is right for you.