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NAVIO® Robotics-Assisted Surgery

Accurate and Precise Implant Placement1

Our physicians use the NAVIO system to perform robotics-assisted partial knee replacement. They chose this technology because it allows them to individualize each patient’s knee replacement surgery, and use robotic assistance for accurate and precise results.1

With the NAVIO system, there is no special pre-operative preparation or post-operative recovery protocol. The NAVIO system does not perform the procedure; rather it assists the surgeon by providing accuracy and precision — crucial to the success of the surgery.

The NAVIO Surgical System

The NAVIO® Surgical System.

Partial Knee Replacement, Compared To Total Knee Replacement, Offers:

  • Improved patient satisfaction

    — 19% of total knee patients do not have their expectations met4
    — 94% of partial knee patients have their expectations met5

  • Less Post-operative Pain6

  • Lower Risk of Complications7

  • Improved Range of Motion.

    Partial knee replacement has been shown to result in a greater range of motion over total knee replacement7

  • Knee feels More Normal8

  • Shorter Hospital Stay6

  • Faster Recovery Time7

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques9

  • More Options in the Future.

    Partial knee replacement offers more options in the future, where osteoarthritis can advance and further treatment, such as a total knee replacement may be needed

  • Smaller implants

  • Most insurance plans cover

    partial knee replacement. Call your insurance provider to verify coverage

  • Less removal of bone and cartilage

  • No removal of ligaments

What’s My Next Step?

Ask your surgeon:

  • Is my knee pain caused by osteoarthritis?

  • Am I a candidate for NAVIO robotics- assisted partial knee replacement?

  • How does my age, lifestyle, and overall health affect my treatment options?

  1. Lonner, Jess, Moretti, Vince, “The Evolution of Image-Free Robotic Assistance in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.”, The American Journal of Orthopedics, May/June 2016, 249-254. Accessed June 7, 2016
  2. Collier, Matthew, et al., “Patient, Implant, and Alignment Factors Associated With Revision of Medial Compartment Unicondylar Arthroplasty.”, Jour of Arthro, Vol 21 No 6, Suppl. 2, 2006.
  3. Hernigou, Ph, Deschamps, G., “Alignment Influences Wear in the Knee After Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.”, Clin Orthop Relat Res., Volume 423, June 2004, pp 161-165
  4. Scott CE, Howie CR, MacDonald D, Biant LC, “Predicting Dissatisfaction Following Total Knee Replacement” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Sep;92(9):
  5. Berger RA, Meneghini RM, Jacobs JJ, et al. Results of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum of ten years of follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87(5):999-1006
  6. Brown, NM, et al., “Total Knee Arthroplasty has Higher Postoperative Morbidity than Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis,” The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2012
  7. Hall et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview With Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171
  8. Laurencin CT, Zelicof SB, Scott RD, Ewald FC. Unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty in the same patient. A comparative study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Dec;(273):151–156
  9. Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7.
  10. Arthritis of The Knee, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons,, Accessed 9.5.16
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Phone: (844) 241-1211
1002 South Lincoln Street Knoxville, IA 50138 US
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