Navio® Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

Meet Navio: A New Precision Guiding Robotic Tool for Partial Knee Replacement

Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex has a new robotic assisted surgical device for partial knee replacement surgery. With Navio, surgeons use a hand-held robotic tool to aid in the precise alignment of implants. Partial knee replacement (PKR) can be an option when arthritis is confined to a single compartment of the knee.

Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex is the first hospital in Virginia to use the Navio PFS Orthopedic Surgical System for unicompartmental (partial) knee replacements. In early 2015, Dr.  Michael Higgins was recognized by BlueBelt Technologies as the orthopedic surgeon performing the 1,000th Navio®  robotic assisted partial knee replacement surgery. With Navio, surgeons create a customized plan for each patient without the need for an additional CT scan. 

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