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?
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.