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Precision Robotics: NavioPFS - Partial Knee Replacement

The NavioPFS system provides robotic-controlled assistance to Dr. Gallivan, aiding him in precise surgical outcomes for patients living with knee pain caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. NavioPFS robotic surgery differs from other robotics-assisted surgery with unique algorithmic technology which allows for handheld instrumentation that assists Dr. Gallivan in bone resurfacing.

How Can NavioPFS Help

Navio surgery enables partial knee replacements that can result in a return to daily activity and decrease in pain. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the bone will be replaced with an implant that spares healthy bone and returns function.

Partial knee replacement may offer several benefits over total knee replacement:

  • Less pain1
  • Quicker rehabilitation1,2
  • Smaller incisions3
  • Preserves ACL and PCL
  • Less bone loss

What can Navio mean for you?

  • Accurately placed implants
  • No CT radiation required
  • Customized planning from your knee

What is osteoarthritis?

Millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating pain of osteoarthritis (OA) each day. As one of the leading causes for disability worldwide, OA is a degenerative joint disease resulting in the wearing and eventual loss of cartilage. Those suffering from OA often experience quality of life issues, loss of mobility, stiffness and swelling and joint pain activated by activity.

How does a Navio surgery work?

A Navio knee replacement surgery works much the same way a normal partial-knee replacement surgery works. There are no pre-operative procedures required. The difference will be in the tools the surgeon uses. Navio is a robotic-controlled smart instrument that delivers the precision of robotics into the surgeon’s hands, allowing for accurate and predictable bone resurfacing.

The surgeon will re-create a model of your knee’s kinematics (movement) and bone anatomy using computer-assisted virtualization that doesn’t require input of a CT scan. Using this virtual model, the surgeon will plan the location of the implant and balance the knee through flexion (bending). Finally, using the Navio handpiece, the surgeon will prepare the bone to accept the implant.

To Learn More Make an Appointment Today With Dr. Gallivan by Calling 805-220-6020

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References:

1. Hall et al., “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (Alias Uni-Knee): An Overview With Nursing Implications,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 2004; 23(3): 163-171.
2. Brown, NM, et al., “Total Knee Arthroplasty Has Higher Postoperative Morbidity Than Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis,” The J. of Arthroplasty, 2012.
3. Repicci, JA, et al., “Minimally invasive surgical technique for unicondylar knee arthroplasty,” J South Orthopedic Association, 1999 Spring; 8(1): 20-7