NAVIO device at Orthopaedic Institute

LIMA — The Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery recently added CT-free partial and total knee replacement surgery through the NAVIO surgical system, a robotic surgical assistance medical device.

The NAVIO device allows the surgeon to collect “anatomical data during the procedure to build a 3D model of the patient’s knee,” which “helps the surgeon place the implant and balance the knee’s ligaments for optimal alignment and a well-balanced knee,” according to a description of the device provided by the Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery.

“Knee replacement is one of the most common procedures performed in the U.S. for pain relief and restoration of function,” Dr. James Patterson said in a press release. “Adding technology like robotic/computer assistance aims to ensure each patient receives proper implant placement and ligament balancing, which are important to great outcomes.”

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