Procedures

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.